Email Subscription

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Safe Drinking Water Is Essential, Issues Related to Clean Drinking Water

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF DRINKING WATER & SANITATION 

LOK SABHA
 UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3862
 TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.01.2019 

Issues Related to Clean Drinking Water 

3862. SHRI NARANBHAI KACHHADIYA,
         SHRI RAMDAS C. TADAS, 
         SHRI BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO,
         SHRI SUMEDHANAND SARSWATI,
         SHRI CHANDRA PRAKASH JOSHI

Will the Minister of DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION be pleased to state:
  • (a) the total percentage of the people who have access to clean drinking water in the country, State-wise; 
  • (b) the number of proposals forwarded by the States which are lying pending with this Ministry along with the details of amount of funds sought by the State Governments for providing clean drinking water to the people, State-wise; 
  • (c) the number and names of the States in which safe drinking water is available to more than ninety percent people; and 
  • (d) the details of the works done or proposed to be done by the “National Centre for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Quality” so far? 
ANSWER 

MINISTER OF STATE FOR DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION (SHRI RAMESH CHANDAPPA JIGAJINAGI)
 Clean+Drinking+Water
(a) Under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), coverage of safe drinking water is maintained in terms of Fully Covered habitations (i.e. getting more than 40 litre per capita per day (lpcd) safe drinking water), Partially Covered habitations (i.e. getting less than 40 lpcd) and Quality Affected habitations (i.e. getting water from sources which are contaminated with at least one chemical contaminant). As reported by States / UT on Integrated Management Information System (IMIS), State-wisepercentage of Fully covered, Partially covered and Quality Affected population is at Annexure. 

(b) Under NRDWP, the proposals for rural drinking water supply do not come to the Ministry for approval. Funds under NRDWP are released to all States based on Weightage for various criteria as stipulated in NRDWP Guidelines. Proposals along with requisite documents for Externally Aided Projects received from the States are technically examined by this Ministry and accordingly, recommendation made to Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance for further consideration and approval of the same. 

(c) This Ministry monitors rural drinking water supply in 29 States and 2 Union Territories (UTs) [Andaman& Nicobar and Puducherry]. As per information available on IMIS, there are 24 States and 2 UTs (Andhra Pradesh,Arunachal Pradesh,Bihar,Chhattisgarh,Goa,Gujarat,Haryana,Himachal Pradesh,Jammu and Kashmir,Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana,Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andaman& Nicobar and Puducherry)wheresafe drinking water is available to more than ninety percent people. 

(d) The construction of National Centre for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Quality (NCDWS&Q) is under progress at Kolkata. As per the latest information available with the Ministry, 50% of construction work has been completed and remaining work is scheduled to be completed by December, 2019. 

Annexure
Annexure referred to in reply to part (a) and (c) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Q. No- 3862 due for reply on 03.01.2019
S.No. State Fully covered population (in %) Partially Covered Population (in %) Quality Affected Population (in %)
1
ANDAMAN and NICOBAR
88.68
11.32
0.00
2
ANDHRA PRADESH
66.00
33.21
0.79
3
ARUNACHAL PRADESH
48.99
50.60
0.40
4
ASSAM
58.29
29.23
12.48
5
BIHAR
58.08
37.50
4.42
6
CHATTISGARH
97.28
1.92
0.80
7
GOA
99.86
0.14
0.00
8
GUJARAT
100.00
0.00
0.00
9
HARYANA
97.05
1.55
1.40
10
HIMACHAL PRADESH
83.29
16.71
0.00
11
JAMMU AND KASHMIR
62.49
37.24
0.27
12
JHARKHAND
98.70
0.58
0.72
13
KARNATAKA
49.26
49.49
1.25
14
KERALA
27.04
71.36
1.60
15
MADHYA PRADESH
99.89
0.00
0.11
16
MAHARASHTRA
84.32
15.03
0.65
17
MANIPUR
74.39
25.65
0.00
18
MEGHALAYA
41.87
57.84
0.28
19
MIZORAM
69.94
30.06
0.00
20
NAGALAND
55.97
43.97
0.12
21
ODISHA
97.70
0.15
2.15
22
PUDUCHERRY
69.86
30.14
0.00
23
PUNJAB
72.79
5.73
21.48
24
RAJASTHAN
50.42
36.61
12.97
25
SIKKIM
35.89
64.11
0.00
26
TAMIL NADU
96.00
4.00
0.00
27
TELANGANA
58.98
38.50
2.53
28
TRIPURA
59.75
14.83
25.40
29
UTTAR PRADESH
98.45
0.76
0.79
30
UTTARAKHAND
58.93
40.01
1.06
31
WEST BENGAL
46.36
32.42
21.22
National Average
74.94
20.61
4.45
*****

Comments