Pilot 'Swajal Project' For Clean Drinking Water In Villages

Bharat Mahan

The central government will launch six pilot projects for clean drinking water supply in villages under 'Swajal Project; one each in Uttarakhand, UP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. The project will involve locals in civil work and maintenance of the system.

Piloted as a "by the people, for the people, of the people" project, the drinking water and sanitation ministry will pay 90% of the cost and the panchayat concerned will bear the remaining 10%. It will be extended to all 115 backward districts identified by Niti Aayog. The first two pilots will start in Uttarakhand (this month) and in Rajasthan next month.

Read more of this in a report by Dipak Dash published in Times of India...

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