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Title: Pattern of drinking water use in Guwahati metropolitan area an environmental appraisal using GIS technique
Researcher: Kalita, Nripendra Ram
Guide(s): Goswami, D C
Keywords: Drinking
University: Gauhati University
Completed Date: 31/12/2005
Abstract: Statement of the Problem Guwahati is a fast growing major capital city of North east India covering an area of 216 sq. km and having a population of 8,09,895 according to 2001 census. However, in reality the present population may be above 12 lakhs. The main source of drinking water for the inhabitants of the city is ground water obtained from dug well, hand tubewell and deep tubewell set up by public on their own for drinking and other domestic requirements. Although the Brahmaputra river flows along the northern boundary of the city, still the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), other statutory bodies and various government departments fail to provide piped water to a large section of the city dwellers due to nonexistence of necessary infrastructure. The existing dug well, hand tubewell and deep tubewell together with the supplied water are not sufficient to meet the present requirement of drinking water due to rapid growth of population and depletion of the ground water level during the winter season i.e. from October to March. While implementing the urban water supply schemes for providing potable drinking water to the urban population, the Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation follows the norm of 135 litres per capital per day. In addition, adequate provision needs to be made in urban areas where water is provided through public stand posts at the rate of 40 litres per capita per day. For institutions, minor industries and commercial establishments, requirements of water should be assessed separately with proper justification (Manual of Water Supply and Treatment, Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation, Ministry of Urban Development, New Delhi, May, 1999). There is definitely and urgent need to examine the existing pattern of drinking water availablity and use in this rapidly growing urban centre and to formulate sustainable water supply schemes based primarily on the vast, perennial source of the Brahmaputra supplemented with other methods like...
Appears in Departments:Department of Geography

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