13 May 2012

Pilot projects launched for achieving drinking water security

The Government is promoting the preparation of National Drinking Water Security pilot projects in 15 over exploited and critical blocks of ten states including Haryana. The pilot projects aim at developing upscalable models at the block level, in various hydro geological zones of the country, for achieving drinking water security in rural areas. The Methodology involves development and implementation of Village Water Security Plans with emphasis on community monitoring of ground and surface water resources, source sustainability measures and demand side management through a community based approach. The information was given by the Union Rural Development Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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