Improved access to potable water
Drinking water supply to the urban population in India has grown at a CAGR of around 2.7 per cent between 2002 and 2022, including both pipe and non-pipe networks.
An increase in budgetary allocation and the launch of schemes such as AMRUT (covering 500 cities) have led to the ramping up of infrastructure. The budget allocation has doubled, from Rs 40 billion to Rs 80 billion, during the period 2016-17 to 2023-24.
Growth in sewerage network
The drainage and sewerage network in urban India has expanded significantly, with an increase in the provision of sewer lines and septic tanks. The network has grown at a CAGR of around 4.5 per cent between 2002 and 2022.
Improving sanitation services in the cities has been a key government priority; this has helped prevent the contamination of urban groundwater and contain the spread of waterborne diseases.