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India has made significant progress in providing its citizens access to clean water, but is still among the top countries where the highest percentage of population does not have this facility, say

This paper explores the benefits of a coordinated approach to land and water governance in efforts to address the global food security challenge and the need to tackle gender inequality in access to and control over land and water. The scarcity of arable land and freshwater is at the centre of debates about the global food security challenge.

About 76 percent of rural habitations in India have achieved a fully covered (FC) status, under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, with basic minimum service level of 40 liters per capita daily (lpcd), but this coverage is primarily through hand-pumps and does not necessarily translate into sustainable and good quality service delivery.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of implementation of drinking water and sanitation schemes, 20/03/2017. The State /UT-wise details of implementation of ongoing schemes under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in the country is at Annexure-I. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM(G)) has been launched on 2nd October, 2014, which aims at attaining Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019. The focus of the scheme is on behavior change and usage of toilets. Currently, Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is under implementation in 675 districts.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Targets under Drinking Water and Sanitation Schemes, 17/11/2016. The State/UT-wise details of targets set and achievements made under National RuralDrinking Water Programme (NRDWP) during each of the last three years are at Annexure-I. Since Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is demand driven programme, hence no State/UT-wise targets are fixed. However, State/UT-wise, number of Individual household latrines constructed during last three years is at Annexure-II.

This Report of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Second Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on the subject ‘Evaluation of Rural Drinking Water Programmes' pertaining to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

BHUBANESWAR: With 285 gram panchayat (GP) headquarters of the State out of reach of pipe water supply scheme, the Government has directed the Rural Development Department to ensure that these panch

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, pushed hard for special assistance from the Centre to deal with the severe drinking water crisis in

The cut in outlay for the Centrally sponsored National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) has put the brakes on the setting up of a state referral water quality testing laboratory in Uttarakhan

With an aim to provide clean drinking water to students in rural areas, the state government has decided to include primary and junior high schools under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme