Polluted water: Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 3120, Answered on 29.08.2013
Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has intimated that as per the information entered by the States on the online Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry, out of a total of about 16,90,870 rural habitations in the country, there are about 84,294 habitations which are quality affected i.e affected by some form of chemical or bacteriological contamination in their drinking water sources. The rural population affected due to contaminated water in these habitations is about 4.64 crores. The State/UT wise details of the quality affected habitations and the population covered is at Annexure.