Drinking Water Facility For Villages

Rural Water

Five crore people living in  over one lakh habitations in villages in our country do not have access to safe drinking water even today. According to official figures twenty two per cent rural families have to walk for   at least half a kilometer or more to fetch water (mostly it is the women who have to bear the burden). The percentage of such families is … [Read more...]

Water Budgeting At Village Level

Water Security

“What cannot be measured, cannot be managed”. This has become the theme slogan for the National Drinking Water Security Pilot Projects launched by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. It was felt in various deliberations on drinking water supply and management scenario in rural areas of the country that despite impressive coverage achieved under … [Read more...]

Greening Rural Development In India

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The Government of India’s 12th Five Year Plan for the first time has set for itself the goal of faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth. Sustainability has been mainstreamed as a core objective of India’s development strategy. This is hugely important paradigm shift in how we look at development. With an annual budget of around Rs. 75,000 crore, … [Read more...]

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Bharat Nirman: Rural Drinking Water

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Bharat Nirman, a programme to build rural infrastructure, was launched by the Government of India in 2005. Rural drinking water is one of the six components of Bharat Nirman. Phase I of the programme was implemented in the period 2005-06 to 2008-09. Phase II is being implemented from 2009-10 to 2011-12. The strategy adopted under the National Rural … [Read more...]