21 Nov 2017
Evaluation of Rural Drinking Water Programmes
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. The Committee further note that the security of drinking water can be achieved on a 100% basis only when the entire rural drinking water supply is based on water grids and water intake from perennial surface water sources throughout the year. They therefore, recommend that the norms for allocation of potable water in rural habitations be amended suitably and expeditiously and also the work on development of entire rural drinking water supply based on water grids and water intake from perennial surface water sources be taken up in a time bound manner considering the fact the right to have adequate and safe drinking water is an integral part of the fundamental right to life.