India: Percent rural population with access to drinking water: For that indicator, WHO/UNICEF provides data for India from 1990 to 2015. The average value for India during that period was 79 percent with a minumum of 64.2 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 92.6 percent in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population using an improved drinking water source. The improved drinking water source includes piped water on premises (piped household water connection located inside the user’s dwelling, plot or yard), and other improved drinking water sources (public taps or standpipes, tube wells or boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection).