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Shortage of Domestic Water in Jorhat Town, Assam, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Geography, North-Eastern Hill University, Umshing, Mawlai, Mawkynroh Shillong, Meghalaya, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 24-29, June,14 (2013)


The existing water supplies in urban areas in different parts of the world are inadequate and inefficient for growing population. The problem of water shortage occurring in many urban centres of the world and Jorhat town is no exception to it. Therefore, the present study employs ‘Shortage of Domestic Water in Jorhat Town of Assam’. The main objectives of this study are to highlight present sources of supply of domestic water and to investigate gap between demand and supply of domestic water in the town. The data base of this study consists of both primary and secondary sources. The result pertains that all the municipal wards are not covered by the piped water connections and thus people still collecting water from other sources which are not safe for domestic consumption, fully contaminated.


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