National Rural Drinking Water Scheme

Ministry/Department:  Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
 
Aim of NRDWP is to provide every rural person with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other basic domestic needs on sustainable basis.
 
Scheme:
  • The NRDWP is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with major emphasis on ensuring sustainability (source) of water availability in terms of  potability, adequacy, convenience, affordability and equity.
  • It was launched in 2009.
  • It has provision of 50: 50 fund sharing between Centre and the States.
  • The programme will cover all the Rural Population across the country.
  • NRDWP will be continued co-terminus with 14th Finance Commission cycle till March 2020.
  • ‎It will enable the country to reach the goal of increasing coverage of sustainable Piped Water Supply.
  • Its focus will be on piped water supply, increase level of service delivery, thrust on coverage of water quality affected habitations, coverage of Open Defecation Free (ODF) declared villages, ‎Integrated Action Plan (IAP) districts, ‎Border Out Posts (BOP) with piped water supply and ‎Institutional set up for proper O&M of water supply assets etc.