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India: Percent rural population with access to drinking water: For that indicator, WHO/UNICEF provides data for India from 2000 to 2015. The average value for India during that period was 39.1 percent with a minumum of 29.3 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 49.5 percent in 2015. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.