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Functioning of the Drinking Water Component of the Narmada Pipeline Project in Gujarat

The Narmada Pipeline project is claimed to be the largest drinking water scheme in the world. While the project is seen as a solution to the drinking water problem in the state, this study shows that it has not been able to ensure adequate water supply in a regular and dependable manner to the covered regions. The project is also financially non-viable. This paper raises basic questions about the usefulness of long distance pipelines for transferring water to distant places for drinking purposes. It shows that there is a need to look for workable alternatives that augment local resources.
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