Per Capita Daily Rainfall

Average rainfall per person per day – State-wise

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 50 and 100 litres of water per person per day are needed to ensure that most basic needs are met and few health concerns arise. This includes the basic requirements for drinking, cooking, cleaning, washing and sanitation.

Indian water utilities and municipal agencies strive to supply between 120 to 130 litres of water per person per day taking into account the local domestic water requirements.

In the table below, we have tried to list the average daily rainfall per person (Population is as per the 2011 census of India) in different States and Union Territories in India. A similar table listing district-wise and city-wise per capital daily rainfall is also being made available.

State Area (Sq. Km) Population Rainfall (mm) Rainfall Per Person per day (Litres)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8,249 3,80,581                1,821           1,08,136
Andhra Pradesh 1,60,205 4,93,86,799                   950                8,443
Arunachal Pradesh 83,743 13,83,727                2,872           4,76,200
Assam 77,178 2,68,07,034                2,409              19,002
Bihar 94,163 10,40,99,452                1,030                2,553
Chandigarh 114 10,55,450                1,061                   314
Chhattisgarh 1,35,192 2,55,45,198                   950              13,774
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 491 3,43,709                2,050                8,023
Daman and Diu 111 2,43,247                2,061                2,577
Delhi 1,483 1,67,87,941                   612                   148
Goa 3,702 14,58,545                1,999              13,901
Gujarat 1,96,244 6,04,39,692                1,243              11,057
Haryana 42,236 2,53,51,462                   615                2,807
Himachal Pradesh 55,673 68,64,602                1,340              29,774
Jammu and Kashmir 2,22,236 1,25,41,302                   998              48,452
Jharkhand 79,716 3,29,88,134                   917                6,071
Karnataka 1,91,791 6,10,95,297                1,779              15,300
Kerala 38,852 3,34,06,061                3,073                9,792
Lakshadweep 30 64,473                1,803                2,299
Madhya Pradesh 3,08,252 7,26,26,809                   917              10,663
Maharashtra 3,07,713 11,23,74,333                1,433              10,751
Manipur 22,327 28,55,794                1,454              31,144
Meghalaya 22,429 29,66,889                3,290              68,141
Mizoram 21,081 10,97,206                2,794           1,47,074
Nagaland 16,579 19,78,502                1,715              39,373
Orissa 1,55,707 4,19,74,218                1,502              15,265
Puducherry 490 12,47,953                1,383                1,488
Punjab 50,362 2,77,43,338                   780                3,879
Rajasthan 3,42,239 6,85,48,437                   504                6,894
Sikkim 7,096 6,10,577                3,494           1,11,251
Tamil Nadu 1,30,060 7,21,47,030                   995                4,914
Telangana 1,14,840 3,51,93,978                   923                8,252
Tripura 10,486 36,73,917                2,228              17,422
Uttar Pradesh 2,40,928 19,98,12,341                1,279                4,225
Uttarakhand 53,483 1,00,86,292                1,523              22,125
West Bengal 88,752 9,12,76,115                2,074                5,525

Source: Rainfall data – cgwb.gov.in

 

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