Dr.Debolina Kundu, Associate Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, in her expert lecture highlighted that India has the second largest urban community in the world, providing access to water in urban areas remains a challenge. Addressing water for sanitation is even a bigger challenge in urban India. Her study has revealed that poorer communities in urban areas face more hardships due to lack of access to quality water and sanitation. Even amongst the poorer communities’ women face higher challenges, hence at times they are forced to return to their villages. She suggested few techniques and policy measures which need to be adopted to alleviate the status of urban water status in the country.
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