How safe are drinking water services in rural India?

This study analyses the extent to which data and information on safely managed drinking water services are reported in India. Such data is characterised by access to the improved source of drinking water that is located on the premises, available when needed, and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination. Based on the analysis, the issue brief recommends ways like expanding the scope of future surveys, scaling up the IoT-based smart water supply monitoring, and metering individual water connections to strengthen the existing reporting system.