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Assessing the Economic Impact of Water Pollution - A Case Study of Musi River Hyderabad, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 18-23, January,14 (2013)


The Millennium Development Goals measure ‘access to improved drinking water using an indicator that defines access as the presence of an improved water source within 1 kilometer of a person’s dwelling. Water Pollution is one of the major problems in the urban and peri-urban areas in the world; it shows the positive and negative effect on the environment as well as human. The main source of pollution of the river is untreated or partially treated domestic and industrial wastewater from the urban area of Hyderabad. This paper mainly focuses on the four villages under Musi river downstream villages namely pratapa singaram, Enkiryala, surapally and Aroor among these four villages. Here I am using two sets of questioners one is household and second village questioner and ten persent of the random sampling in each village. The people spend more income on buying of fresh water. In Pratapa Singaram the annual expenditure is Rs.1,08,000/-, Enkiryala is Rs. 7,79,640/-, Surapally is Rs. 6,33,600/- and Aroor is Rs. 16,92,000, total water expenditure in the selected villages is Rs./- 32,30,000, in this selected villages most of the households were daily engaged on fetching of water from various locations of the nearby villages, the income pattern of the selected villages were indicate that their income spend more on buying fresh water this shows that the negative impact on the downstream villages people income.


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