“Sustainable Safe Drinking Water Supply and Environmental Hygiene for all”
RURAL WATER SUPPLY
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|
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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