Ep. 703: How Piped Water Empowers Women

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)