NATIONAL RURAL DRINKING WATER PROGRAMME

 During the 12th Five Year Plan, States/ UTs had targeted to provide safe drinking water at reasonable distance to 5.56 lakh partially covered with service level of less than 40 lpcd potable water and quality-affected water quality issues in ground water sources rural habitations and as reported, achieved the coverage in 5.92 lakh rural habitations across the country. State/ UT–wise details of targets and achievement made therein during the 12th Five Year Plan period is annexed.

 Since August, 2019 Government of India in partnership with States, is implementing Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) after subsuming erstwhile National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) to make provision of potable water to every rural household through tap water connection, by 2024.

 A number of steps have been taken to plan and implement JJM in the whole country with speed, inter alia, which includes joint discussion and finalization of saturation plan and annual action plan (AAP) of States/ UTs, regular review of implementation, workshops/ conferences/ webinars for capacity building, training, knowledge sharing, field visits by multi-disciplinary team to provide technical support, etc. A detailed Operational Guideline for the implementation of JJM; Margdarshika for Gram Panchayats & VWSCs to provide safe drinking water in rural households; and Guidelines on a special campaign to provide piped water supply in anganwadi centres, ashramshalas and schools have been shared with States/ UTs to facilitate planning and implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission. For online monitoring, JJM–Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) and JJM–Dashboard has been put in place. Provision has also been made for transparent online financial management through Public Financial Management System (PFMS).