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Schemes for providing drinking water supply to rural villages/habitations are taken up under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India, funded jointly by the Central (90%) and State (10%) Government. It aims to provide safe drinking water to all habitations/ households/population in rural India, including government schools and Anganwadi's, public buildings etc.


i) Status of Rural Water Supply in Nagaland as on date is:-

The status of drinking water in rural areas of Nagaland comprising of 1450 Villages/Habitations/Hamlets as on 16th August 2018 is given below:-

S. No. District Total Villages/ Habitations Drinking Water Supply Status
Quality Affected Partially Covered Fully Covered
1 Dimapur 241 4 109 128
2 Kiphire 98 0 64 34
3 Kohima 110 0 25 85
4 Longleng 50 0 24 26
5 Mokokchung 114 0 53 61
6 Mon 138 0 85 53
7 Peren 103 0 58 45
8 Phek 119 0 31 88
9 Tuensang 133 0 76 57
10 Wokha 153 0 88 65
11 Zunheboto 191 0 126 65
Total 1450 4 739 707


ii) Ground water exploration


Most drinking water sources in Nagaland are surface water based, such as rivers, streams and ponds, and the systems are either gravity feed or pumping. Many habitations do not have viable surface water sources, and depletion of water sources is a common and distressing phenomenon. Augmentation of water supply in such habitations as well as providing new water supply facilities to non-covered habitations through ground water sources is an option which the department has started from 2013-14, by way of constructing deep tube wells.


In a new venture to identify water resources through ground water exploration, the Government of India under Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (RGNDWM) Phase- IV project, aims to provide drinking water by means of identifying the ground water sources through scientific means, especially for the non covered and partially covered habitations, and make them sustainable by way of augmenting recharge conditions of the aquifer which is the source of ground water.


Accordingly, Nagaland Ground Water Prospect maps (also called Hydro Geo-Morphology or HGM Maps) prepared by the Nagaland Science and Technology Council under the supervision of National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad  under the initiative of the Ministry of Drinking Water & sanitation, GoI, was officially handed over to the PHED on 30th January 2015.


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