Research article


Saurabh Kumar Sarma1, Prof. Ch.UdayaBhaskara Rao2

Online First: November 30, 2022

The demand for water is rising in both the urban and rural areas of India as a result of development. Disputes regarding the sharing of water resources may grow as a result of this. The specifics of a household's actual water use are essential for water demand management. The water supply system has been under pressure as a result of the increased demand for water, which has resulted in environmental issues like imbalances in ecosystems and overexploitation of water resources. In order to gain a better understanding of how local communities in the region relate to water, this paper uses questionnaires and interviews with 1267 households to investigate the pattern of domestic water consumption in the Beki River Basin area of Assam. Statistics were used to analyse the data. A stream rate study was intended to evaluate the singular stream rate for every family. The study looked at household water consumption on a daily and activity-by-activity basis, as well as the sources, quality, duration, and frequency of water supplies, as well as the degree of awareness of rainwater harvesting. This should be tended to quickly by changing public insight through media and by sorting out open mindfulness programs. The hope is that the study's findings will help policymakers and planners in India make the most of the water resources they already have for rural development. The findings suggest that people with higher incomes in the areas use more water. The family size, age, education level, and number of taps in the household all influence how much water is used in a household. Additionally, the majority of household members are unaware of the study area's efficient water use.


Beki River, Water Consumption, water resources, Rain water harvesting etc.