Question raised in Lok Sabha on Community Drinking Water Purification Plants, 24/11/2016
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Community Drinking Water Purification Plants, 24/11/2016. With the recommendation of NITI Aayog, Government of India had provided funds to the tune of Rs 800 crore for installation of community drinking water purification plants in arsenic and fluoride affected habitations so that 8 to 10 litres per capita per day of safe water for drinking and cooking purposes is made available to the affected population as a short term measure. The State-wise number of arsenic and fluoride affected habitations including Madhya Pradesh to be provided with community water purification plants targeted for installation by March’ 2017 is at Annexure-I. As on 21/11/2016, 8,039 community drinking water purification plants were installed in 8,028 rural habitations as reported by the States into the online Integrated Management Information System of the Ministry and population benefitted is 1.10 crore. State-wise details are at Annexure-II.