Piped water allows women, the primary caretakers of a household, more time for labour and leisure, thus improving their bargaining capacity at home and in the labour market. Apurva Kumar and Suman Joshi discuss a new paper examining the impact of piped water on India’s women.
Suggested readings :
Piped water – welfare and empowerment – empirical evidence from a gendered analysis in India by Ashish Kumar Sedai.
With no tap at home, Indian women are wasting their lives transporting water (Article – Quartz India)
Jal Jeevan Mission (website)
Women and Water (Article – India Water Portal)