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Urban Residential Water Management in India

Debasis Malik and Maniklal Adhikary

The IUP Journal of Applied Economics, 2003, vol. II, issue 4, 59-78

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to study the urban residential demand for water and the factors that affect its demand. This paper has not considered the rural management of water. The empirical results show that an increase in the price of municipality water could increase the demand for borewell water and water from other sources, an increase in the price of borewell water was not found to have a significant impact on the demand for the same and on an average, an Increase in the household income led to higher demand for water. However, the income elasticity of demand was not observed to be the same across the cities.

Date: 2003
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