According to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the average water requirement of a Delhi citizen is 160 litres per capita daily (lpcd).
Delhi, as a city, ranks highest in per capita availability of water -- about 280-300 lpcd. But the distribution of this water is extremely inequitable.
On an average, each room in a five-star hotel consumes 1600 litres of water every day.
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Delhi, as a city, ranks highest in per capita availability of water -- about 280-300 lpcd.
The Planning Commission has estimated the average requirement for different income groups130 lpcd for lower-income groups, 150 lpcd for middle-income groups, and 200 lpcd for higher-income groups. The average comes to 160 lpcd.
The prime minister’s house at 1 Race Course Road accounts for around 73,300 litres of water per day,
and the presidential residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan, consumes about 67,000 litres per day. Similarly, ministers’ residences consume 30,000-45,000 litres per day.VIP residences consume over 30,000 litres per day.
But 78% of Delhi’s citizens, who live in sub-standard settlements, struggle to collect or buy 30-90 litres per capita per day
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