Water meters in India are “so outdated” and their use is “not only ineffective, but also costly”, according to a new study.
The study, published in the Indian Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, found that India’s use of water meters is costing consumers more than it is saving.
It found that water meters in rural India are installed at the expense of rural residents, who pay higher prices for water, and at the cost of businesses, who are also not getting their revenue from water.
“The use of meters has been very inefficient, which is why water is a scarce commodity in rural areas,” said co-author Dr Arvind Kumar from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
“A water meter is an expensive and expensive commodity.
It needs to be redesigned.
Water meters are so outdated, and it has not been replaced,” he added.
Water meters are installed in many Indian cities and towns.
But it is only in the western state of Uttar Pradesh that the government has started installing them.
According to the study, India’s water use per capita is about 25,000 litres a day, and a significant chunk of that comes from the use of municipal water meters.
“Municipal water usage in India has grown over time to reach 2.5 lakh litres per day.
It is about 70% of water consumed in India,” Dr Kumar said.”
This usage has also been increasing, as the number of households has increased from 3.4 million in 2011 to 4.8 million in 2020.
Water is a precious commodity in India and it should be managed to meet its demand.”
Water usage and the water supply systemWater usage in rural parts of India is also higher than the urban ones.
According to the World Bank, India has the highest water consumption per capita in the world.
The World Bank estimates that there are about 2.6 billion people living in rural regions of India, which are less than 1% of the country’s total population.
Dr Kumar and his co-authors found that only 2.8% of households have water meters installed in their homes.
Water usage in urban areas is also more than double that of rural areas.
“Water is a very precious commodity that is being neglected in India.
It could save millions of lives and be a powerful weapon against the country-wide water crisis,” Dr. Kumar said in a statement.”
It is therefore very important that water needs are improved in rural and urban areas,” he said.
“If we can save water from our water meters, we can help people in India to save their lives.”