Decentralised water management - Jharkhand

This case study narrates the successful initiatives taken by Mr. Rakesh Bhagat, Mukhiya through the Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC) in Bero Panchayat (Bero Block) of Ranchi district of Jharkhand in the context of revival of a dysfunctional piped water supply scheme. According to the policy guidelines of the Drinking Water and Sanitation Department (DWSD) of the Government of Jharkhand, the VWSCs are the cornerstone of implementation of the national Flagships namely, NBA (Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan) and NRDWP (National Rural Drinking Water Programme). VWSCs are formed at the revenue village level; thus a Gram Panchayat will have as many VWSCs as the revenue villages under its jurisdiction.

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