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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 872
ANSWERED ON:  21.11.2019
Access to Drinking Water
Achyutananda Samanta
Will the Minister of



JAL SHAKTI be pleased to state:-


(a) whether some of the States in the country have access to drinking water below the national average and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise and the reasons therefor;

(b) the steps taken/being taken by the Government to provide drinking water to each and every household in the country; and

(c) the details of the financial assistance given to Odisha under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) during the last three years?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR JAL SHAKTI
(SHRI RATTAN LAL KATARIA)

(a)The coverage under National Rural Drinking Water Programme(NRDWP) was monitored in terms of Fully Covered (FC) habitations i.e. having provision of minimum 40 litre per capita per day (lpcd) of potable drinking water with sources at a reasonable distance. As reported by States/ UTs, details of FC, Partially Covered (PC) (i.e. getting less than 40 lpcd of safe drinking water) and Quality Affected (QA) (i.e. having water sources with quality issues) habitations,is annexed.
In some areas source sustainability associated with depletion of ground water sources, harsh climatic conditions, erratic rainfall, terrain challenges, contamination of sources, etc. as well as paucity of funds,lackof operation & maintenance of schemes, lack of community ownership, etc. are some of the reasons for inadequate water supply.
(b) To enable every rural household to have potable water supply on regular basis in adequate quantity through Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) by 2024, Government of India has launched Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), with and outlay of ? 3.60 lakh Crore.
(c) The details of the financial assistance given to Odisha under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) during the last three yearsis as follows:
Financial Year Fund released(? in Crore)
2016-17 134.96
2017-18 83.59
2018-19 128.82
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