National rural drinking water programme: movement towards ensuring peoples drinking water security in rural India

  • 01/04/2009

The objective of this programme is monitoring and surveillance of all drinking water sources in the country by the community, decentralization of water quality monitoring and surveillance of all rural drinking water sources in the country, institutionalization of community participation and involvement of PRIs for water quality monitoring and surveillance, generation of awareness among the rural masses about water quality issues and the problems related to water borne diseases and building capacity of Panchayats to use the field test kits and take up full O&M responsibility for water quality monitoring of all drinking water sources in their respective areas. 100 % testing of all the water sources including the private sources in the country at the Gram Panchayat level by the grassroots level workers by using simple user friendly field test kits is proposed.

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