The guidelines on Swajal provide details of the scheme, implementation arrangements, financing provisions and roles and responsbilities of various stakeholders involved in its implementation. The guidelines have to be read in conjunction with National Rural Drinking water Programme issued by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The guidelines are advisory in nature and provide flexibility to the states to further improvise the scheme implementation keeping in view the local requirements. Templates for planning and implementation are provided. Depending on the response received from the States, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation may further issue advisories and templates for efficient scheme implementation.