National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)

Provision of safe drinking water is a basic necessity. Planning Commission mandates 40 lpcd of safe drinking water within a walking distance of 1.6km in rural areas. The major issues are the problem of sustainability, water availability and supply, poor water quality, centralized vs. decentralized approaches and financing of Operations cost while ensuring equity. In order to address the above issues, the rural water supply programme and guidelines have been revised from April 2009 as the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).