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United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) seeks to ensure the availability of safe and affordable access to drinking water and sanitation facilities for all. Research on clean water and sanitation aims to increase access to safe, adequate, and affordable water for people to meet their drinking, sanitation, and hygiene needs. The paper analyses Indian research output in clean water and sanitation on a series of quantitative and qualitative indicators, using the SCOPUS database. The results revealed an increasing trend in scholarly output and identified contributions of India, as well as most productive Indian authors and institutions in the field of clean water and sanitation research. India occupied the third position among the most productive countries while China and the United States occupied the first and second positions. Besides, the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee was the most productive Indian institution with 172 publications, followed by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (160 publications) and Anna University (140 publications). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment published the maximum number of publications on clean water and sanitation during this period.