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Government of India
Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation
16-December-2013 19:09 IST
Access to Potable Water

 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Bharatsinh Solanki said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha, Upper House of Parliament, in New Delhi today that as per census-2011, Report, 30.80% of the Rural Households in the country get tap water and 70.60% of the Urban Households of the country are covered with tap water supply.

 

Under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation provides technical and financial assistance to the States to provide safe and adequate drinking water to the rural population.   The Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has prepared a Strategic Plan for coverage of rural households with Piped Water. Under the Plan the following timelines have been laid out:

            By 2017,

  • Ensure that at least 50% of rural households are provided with piped water supply;  at least 35% of rural households have piped water supply with a household connection; less than 20% use public taps and less than 45% use handpumps or other safe and adequate private water sources.  All services meet set standards in terms of quality and number of hours of supply every day.

 

By 2022,

·         Ensure that at least 90% of rural households are provided with piped water supply;  at least 80% of rural households have piped water supply with a household connection; less than 10% use public taps and less than 10% use handpumps or other safe and adequate private water sources.

 

Data regarding supply of potable safe drinking water through individual household tap connections is not maintained in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The State wise status of access of households with Piped Water connection in rural and urban areas, as per Census 2011 is as follows

 

Census -2011  Rural  & Urban Households with access to Piped Water Supply

SL

State

Rural Households

Coverage with Tap Water

Urban Households

Coverage with Tap Water

1

Jammu & Kashmir

1497920

55.70

517168

87.90

2

Himachal Pradesh

1310538

88.70

166043

95.50

3

Punjab

3315632

34.90

2094067

76.40

4

Chandigarh

6785

95.20

228276

96.80

5

Uttarakhand

1404845

63.90

592223

78.40

6

Haryana

2966053

63.60

1751901

77.50

7

Delhi

79115

59.40

3261423

81.90

8

Rajasthan

9490363

26.90

3090940

82.60

9

Uttar Pradesh

25475071

20.20

7449195

51.50

10

Bihar

16926958

2.60

2013671

20.00

11

Sikkim

93270

82.60

35761

92.10

12

Arunachal Pradesh

195723

59.30

65891

84.20

13

Nagaland

284911

51.80

115054

35.70

14

Manipur

335752

29.50

171400

56.30

15

Mizoram

104874

41.40

116203

74.40

16

Tripura

607779

25.20

235002

54.00

17

Meghalaya

422197

28.70

116102

77.60

18

Assam

5374553

6.80

992742

30.20

19

West Bengal

13717186

11.40

6350113

55.60

20

Jharkhand

4685965

3.70

1495642

41.60

21

Odisha

8144012

7.50

1517073

48.00

22

Chhattisgarh

4384112

8.80

1238738

62.50

23

Madhya Pradesh

11122365

9.90

3845232

62.20

24

Gujarat

6765403

55.80

5416315

85.60

25

Daman & Diu

12750

84.80

47631

72.60

26

D & N Haveli

35408

42.50

37655

50.30

27

Maharashtra

13016652

50.20

10813928

89.10

28

Andhra Pradesh

14246309

63.40

6778225

83.50

29

Karnataka

7864196

56.40

5315715

80.40

30

Goa

124674

77.80

198139

90.20

31

Lakshadweep

2523

31.00

8180

16.90

32

Kerala

4095674

24.50

3620696

34.90

33

Tamil Nadu

9563899

79.30

8929104

80.30

34

Pudducherry

95133

95.00

206143

95.40

35

A & N Islands

59030

77.50

34346

97.90

 

India

167826730

30.80

78865937

70.60

 

 

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