The aim of this paper is to understand the overall household water use behaviour and activity-wise water use patterns in Aizawl city, Mizoram (India). The study is conducted in Aizawl city among 15 Local Councils out of 83 Local Councils. The number of sample households selected from each of the sample Local Councils are 50 households, thus data was gathered via questionnaire administered to 750 respondents’ mainly female household heads. The water consumption in the study area is far lower than the norms laid down by Bureau of Indian Standards. Even, in comparison to other major cities in the country, the consumption is also far deficient. The average per capita water consumption is estimated at 46 lpcd. About 38.93 per cent of the households consume water below 40 lpcd, 19.89 per cent consume between 40 lpcd to 50 lpcd, and 41.20 per cent consume water above 50 lpcd. Some household activities, like washing clothes, bathing, use in toilets, and washing dishes and utensils are the most water consuming activities in the City under focus.
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C. Ramhnehzauva. Activity-Wise Residential Water Use Behaviour in Aizawl City, Mizoram, India. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023;14(1)31-6. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00006
C. Ramhnehzauva. Activity-Wise Residential Water Use Behaviour in Aizawl City, Mizoram, India. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023;14(1)31-6. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00006 Available on: https://www.rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-14-1-6
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