Determinants of Consumption of Water in Rural Areas: A Case Experience from Coimbatore District
Keywords:Rural Water Supply, Per Capita Consumption, Consumption of Water
AbstractThis paper analyses determinants of average consumption of domestic water by households in rural areas of Coimbatore district. For this study both primary and secondary data have been used. A multistage sampling method viz., systematic, stratified, proportionate random techniques was used to select sample villages. 342 sample households were selected across 4 taluks, 3 blocks, 4 village Panchayats and 31 habitations. Method of data analysis involved the use of descriptive statistics and linear regression for the sample households. The linear regression estimates revealed that the family size, dryland, total family income, total expenditure per month, total distance for water collection, sources of water for drinking and cooking, distribution time of water used for other purposes, age of water collector and per capita consumption of water (LPCD) are statistically significant at P > 0.05 level.
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