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Accessibility of Water Among Scheduled Castes in Rural Punjab Issues and Challenges

Author(s):

Dr. Bindu Duggal, Associate Professor, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development. Sector 19-A, 160 019, Chandigarh, India

Keywords:

Water Availability and Accessibility, Scheduled collect Castes, Rural Health

Abstract:

Access and availability to safe drinking water is not only an important gauge of the socioeconomic status of the household but is also imperative to the health of its members. Efforts have made for high coverage of water in Punjab. In spite of huge progress, the rural water sector still continues to face major challenges. The problem is more acute among Scheduled Castes as only 78 per cent households had drinking water source within the premises in Punjab as per Census 2011. The main objective of the study is to analyses the status and problems of water accessibility among this marginalized section of the society….

URL:

https://jce.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/jce/article/view/10/5

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