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Cabinet approves National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP);

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF DRINKING WATER & SANITATION 

LOK SABHA 
STARRED QUESTION NO.79 (19thPosition)
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.02.2019 

National Rural Drinking Water Program 

79. SHRI NIHAL CHAND: 

Will the Minister of DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION be pleased to state: 

  • (a) the details of effective steps taken by the Government under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP); 
  • (b) whether the Government proposes to give special assistance to the rural areas to tackle the problem of drinking water; 
  • (c) if not, the reasons therefor; and 
  • (d) the amount of assistance provided to various States including Rajasthan under NRDWP during the last one year and the effective steps taken to address the problem of drinking water? 
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ANSWER 

MINISTER FOR DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION (SUSHREE UMA BHARATI) 

(a) to (d) A Statement of reply is laid on the Table of the House. 

Statement referred to in the reply to Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 79 (19th Position) due for reply on 07.02.2019 

(a) to (d) While rural drinking Water Supply is a State subject, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation provides financial and technical assistance to States for improving the coverage of piped water supply in rural areas under the National Rural Drinking Water Program (NRDWP). The amount of assistance provided (funds released) to all States including Rajasthan under NRDWP during the last one year and current year is at Annexure. 

This Ministry has recently launched ‘Swajal’ program which is a community demand driven, single village, preferably Solar Powered piped water supply schemes in Aspirational districts identified by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog which will help in increasing the outreach of drinking water in underserved rural areas. Further, this Ministry had launched National Water Quality Submission (NWQSM) programme on 22.03.2017 to provide safe drinking water to 27544 Arsenic / Fluoride affected rural habitations. 

Under NRDWP, funds are allocated to the States based on various criteria [Rural population, Rural SC & ST population, Rural areas under Desert Development Program (DDP), Drought Prone Area Program (DPAP), Hilly Area Development Program (HADP) & special category Hill States, Population residing in habitations affected by chemical contaminants]. 

Additionally, States can utilize enhanced funds provided under 14th Finance Commission (i.e. 32 % to 42%) as well as funds provided directly to rural local bodies for improving drinking water supply which is one of the basic amenities. 

Annexure
Annexure referred to in reply to part (d) of Lok Sabha Starred Q. No- 79 due for reply on 07.02.2019

(Amount in Rs. Crore)


S.No.


State
2017-18
2018-19
Release Release till 03.02.2019
1
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
0
0.31
2
ANDHRA PRADESH 233.09
185.85
3
ARUNACHAL PRADESH
63.08
90.89
4
ASSAM
474.8
202.01
5
BIHAR
355.6
234.84
6
CHHATTISGARH
49.84
48.19
7
GOA
0
1.67
8
GUJARAT 290.86
222.27
9
HARYANA
88.82
76.76
10
HIMACHAL PRADESH 101.85
85.43
11
JAMMU & KASHMIR 325.33
212.46
12
JHARKHAND 209.09
80.82
13
KARNATAKA 365.81
233.44
14
KERALA
95.16
84.86
15
MADHYA PRADESH 135.51
243.62
16
MAHARASHTRA 282.47
239.06
17
MANIPUR
66.25
37.73
18
MEGHALAYA
85.91
49.15
19
MIZORAM
46.1
26.25
20
NAGALAND
17.88
17.36
21
ODISHA
83.59
77.5
22
PUDUCHERRY
0
0
23
PUNJAB 173.29
119.41
24
RAJASTHAN 714.24
655.41
25
SIKKIM
17.51
10.89
26
TAMIL NADU
185.1
123.41
27
TELANGANA 843.56
123.18
28
TRIPURA
83.93
51.73
29
UTTAR PRADESH 472.52
625.27
30
UTTARAKHAND 110.28
92.97
31
WEST BENGAL 996.68
890.28
Total
6,968.15
5,143.02
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