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Still Short of Target: Little drinking water for one-fifth of rural households

NRDWP has set a norm for providing 40 litres of drinking water to the rural households per day, only 74.1 per cent of them getting the requisite amount of water.

By: Express News Service |
Updated: August 29, 2015 3:38:54 am

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Even as stiff targets are being set on cleanliness and developing cities and infrastructure within them, households in rural areas are still deprived of clean drinking water.

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Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ram Kripal Yadav, told Parliament, earlier this month that while the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) has set a norm for providing 40 litres of drinking water to the rural households per day, only 74.1 per cent of them getting the requisite amount of water.

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