India: Access to drinking water, rural

(measure: percent; Source: WHO/UNICEF)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

India: Percent rural population with access to drinking water

: For that indicator, we provide data for India from 2000 to 2017. The average value for India during that period was 37.2 percent with a minimum of 19.6 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 56 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2017 is 56 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 34 countries is 41.7 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: The percentage of people using drinking water from an improved source that is accessible on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination. Improved water sources include piped water, boreholes or tubewells, protected dug wells, protected springs, and packaged or delivered water.
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