Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of implementation of drinking water and sanitation schemes, 20/03/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of implementation of drinking water and sanitation schemes, 20/03/2017. The State /UT-wise details of implementation of ongoing schemes under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in the country is at Annexure-I. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM(G)) has been launched on 2nd October, 2014, which aims at attaining Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019. The focus of the scheme is on behavior change and usage of toilets. Currently, Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is under implementation in 675 districts. The State/UT wise details is at Annexure-I A. The State-wise details of funds allocated and utilised under NRDWP during last three years and current year is at Annexure-II. SBM(G) is demand driven scheme, hence State-wise funds are not allocated. However, State/UT-wise central share released and utilized under SBM(G) during last 3 years and current year is at Annexure-IIA. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation regularly review the SBM(G) programme. Sanitation Coverage, which was 42.01% on 2.10.2014, has increased to 61.93% on 16.3.2017. State/UT-wise details is at Annexure-III.

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