In 2009, the Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme was modified as the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) with major emphasis on ensuring sustainability of water availability in terms of potability, adequacy, convenience, affordability and equity, on a sustainable basis, while also adopting decentralized approach involving PRIs a

In March 2011, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation as part of its mandate to provide technical assistance to states released the Operation and Maintenance Manual to help states to operate, maintain drinking water supply scheme.

This report, Social Management Framework (SMF) prepared as a result of the synthesis of Social Assessment (SA) conducted in the four states (Assam, Bihar, Jharkahand and Uttar Pradesh) in the context of preparing the World Bank assisted Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) for Low Income States (LIS) has the following objectives: To (i) supp

Management of solid or liquid wastes in rural areas is much easier and profitable business than in urban areas due to the fact that it is mostly organic in nature and does not contain toxic compounds. In rural areas, waste can be safely reused for beneficial purposes with limited resources.

This report presents the documentation and assessment of currently adopted options for the involvement by non-state agencies in the O&M of rural drinking water supply schemes in India.

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation administers the National Rural Drinking Water programme (NRDWP), and the Total Sanitation Campaign through which the technical as well as financial support is extended to the States for implementing rural domestic water supply and sanitation schemes.

The Drinking Water Quality Monitoring protocol describes specific requirements for monitoring drinking water quality with a view to ensure provision of safe drinking water to the consumers.

This is the finalized guidelines for preparation of detailed project report for Rural Piped Water Supply Schemes by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Nirmal Gram Puraskar till 2011 was given by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India at all levels of PRIs that is Gram Panchayat, Block Panchayat and district Panchayat.

This strategy developed by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) along with UNICEF focuses on increasing knowledge and perceived importance of sanitation and hygiene practices, with the long term objective of changing the way society thinks so that open defecation is no longer acceptable in India.