National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)
(Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation)
Key features of the Project
Key points of the scheme
- The National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme aimed at providing every person in rural India with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other domestic basic needs on a sustainable basis.
- This is in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target # 6, i.e. ‘By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all’.
(2) Launched and Restructured:
- It was launched in April 2009 by the Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation.
- The Programme has been restructured in November 2017 to make it more competitive, outcome based and result oriented.
The NRDWP focuses on the creation of the rural drinking water infrastructure in the country.
(4) States covered:
The Programme is being implemented in all States and two Union Territories (Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry).
(5) Fund Allocation
- Fund sharing between Centre and State is as follows:
100:0 for UTs
90:10 for NE and Himalayan States
50:50 for other States
- There will be 2% earmarking of funds for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) /Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) affected areas.
- A new sub-programme ―National Water Quality Sub-Mission (NWQSM)‖ to cover all rural population in Arsenic/Fluoride affected habitations with clean drinking water on a sustainable basis by March 2021.
- Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Projects for Low Income States (RWSSP-LIS) – being executed in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand & Uttar Pradesh