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|Title: ||Sustainability of rural water supply|
|Authors: ||Barot, J.M.|
|Issue Date: ||1995|
|Publisher: ||© WEDC, Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||BAROT, J.M., 1995. Sustainability of rural water supply. IN: Pickford, J. et al. (eds). Sustainability of water and sanitation systems: Proceedings of the 21st WEDC International Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 4-8 September 1995, pp.161-164.|
|Abstract: ||Provision of water supply to the communities is an important function of a welfare State. Since upon it the
health and development are dependent. In view of the exploding population, improving life style and rapid
industrialization, this issue is assuming challenging dimensions.
To locate a safe dependable source and also to maintain it on a sustainable base is very difficult. The vagaries weather and complex Geohydrological conditions of the region are aggravated the situation. The financial viability of the services is also posing a serious
constraints where the communities expect water as a free commodity. Gujarat is one of the States in India which is worst blessed so far as availability of water is concerned. The complex Geohydrological conditions are posing serious challenges to the authorities. Drought is a regular phenomena in the State, in addition to a large area under the effect of salinity and arid conditions. The systems once developed, many a time get exhausted and the villages reappear as problem villages once again. Important sector issues which have emerged in the State are highlighted. To ensure safe and potected supply of drinking water on sustainable basis, keeping in mind the emerging issues, the authorities have initiated commendable actions which are narrated in the paper.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Appears in Collections:||WEDC 21st International Conference|
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