National Rural Drinking Water Supply Projects

Himachal close to achieving daily supply of 70 litre water per capita in all habitations: HP Govt.

SHIMLA- Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh met the Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at New Delhi a couple of days ago and urged him to enhance funding for schemes under National Rural Drinking Water Supply Projects (NRDWP) to the State.

He claimed Himachal Pradesh was very close to achieve Govt of India’s vision of providing 70 litre per capita per day water in all habitations of the State and enhanced funding and continuation of existing guidelines in NRDWP will further speed up this process in the State.

CM said the purposed NRDWP reforms would affect the funding in Himachal Pradesh as most of the schemes were in advanced stage of completion and there was hardly any problem of chemical contamination in the State.

State Government has also prepared a project proposal of Rs. 3500 crore for funding from the New Development Bank to cover all the remaining habitations. HP Govt requested for support and assistance of the Ministry for early approval of this project by the bank.

Himachal demanded that funds to Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis for developmental should be liberally released as these bodies did not have resources of their own to generate funds.

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