National Rural Drinking Water Programme By : Smriti Sethi
Introduction It was Launched in 2009 under the Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation. It was operationalized through strategic plan 2011-2022. It emphasized on ensuring sustainability of water availability in terms of portability, adequacy, convenience, affordability and equity. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with 50:50 fund sharing between the Centre and the States National Water Quality Sub-Mission (NWQSM) will be funded under the NRDWP
Components 40 liters per capita per day (Ipcd) of safe drinking water for human beings. 30 lpcd additional for cattle in the Desert Development Programme Areas. One hand-pump or stand post for every 250 persons. The water source should exist within the habitation/ within 1.6 km in the plains and within 100 mtrs. elevation in the hilly areas.
Other Components Focus on piped water supply, increase level of service delivery, thrust on coverage of water quality affected habitations. Coverage of Open Defecation Free (ODF) declared villages, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts, Border Out Posts (BOP) with piped water supply and Institutional set up for proper O&M of water supply assets etc.
NWQSM Launched by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in 2017, to bring the water quality of country at par of International Standard by 2020. It will provide clean water to habitations affected by major physio-chemicals pollutants such as arsenic, fluoride, iron, salinity and nitrate, by March 2021. The Mision adoped th tation of reau of notian Standard for drinking water to declare it contaminated
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