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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation

 RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 02*
ANSWERED ON JULY 07, 2014
QUESTION
Per Capita Availability of Water


 

*02. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 Will the Minister of DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION be pleased to state: 

(a)   whether it is a fact that the per capita availability of drinking water has reduced during the last ten years; 

(b)   if so, the details thereof; 

(c)    the details of changes in per capita availability of drinking water during the last ten years, State-wise/UT -wise; and 

(d)   what measures are being taken to increase the availability and supply of drinking water?

 

 ANSWER
MINISTER FOR DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION
(SHRI NITIN JAIRAM GADKARI)

 

(a) to (d) A Statement is laid on the table of the House. 

 Statement referred to in the reply to Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 2 due for answer on 07/07/2014 

(a) & (b) The per capita availability of water in the country was 1816 cubic meters as per 2001 Census which has reduced to 1545 cubic meters as per 2011 Census. This shows that per capita availability of water in the country is decreasing due to increase in population. Per capita availability of drinking water in the country is not monitored by the Ministry. However, under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) guidelines, the per capita norm for drinking water is 40 litres per capita per day (lpcd). The total additional coverage of habitations with 40 lpcd in the erstwhile Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) and NRDWP from 2004·05 onwards at Annexure I indicates that the per capita availability of drinking water in the last decade in the rural areas is increasing. 

(c) The per capita availability of drinking water in rural areas is not monitored by this Ministry. 

(d) Drinking Water Supply is a State subject. However under National Rural Drinking Water Programme, this Ministry provides financial and technical assistance to States to supplement their efforts to provide adequate safe drinking water to rural population. To increase the availability of drinking water, the Ministry has suggested to adopt water conservation measures like roof top rainwater harvesting, erecting sustainability structures for water conservation etc,. The State wise sustainability structures taken up from 2009-10 onwards are given at Annexure II. Moreover Hydro Geomorphological Maps (HGM) are being used for accurately locating new drinking water sources in the field. Government of India is taking steps to cover rural habitations and households with adequate safe drinking water supply on a continuous basis. In the last 5 years, the year-wise number of additional drinking water supply schemes which have been constructed is at annexure III. 

 

                 Achievement of Coverage of Habitation with Drinking Water Supply under NRDWP

 

Annexure I

Annexure referred to in (a) & (b) of Rajya Sabha Starred Question No.2 due for answer on 7.7.14

Coverage of additional Habitations with Drinking Water Supply under ARWSP/NRDWP with minimum provision of 40 lpcd.

Year

Total Achievements (In Habitations)

2004-05

69,639

2005-06

97,215

2006-07

1,07,350

2007-08

1,05,415

2008-09

1,52,990

2009-10

1,48,879

2010-11

1,19,401

2011-12

1,38,367

2012-13

1,55,706

2013-14

1,53,423

 

                                                                                                                                               ANNEXURE- II

 

                                  Sustainability - Achievements - State-wise and Structures created from 2009-10 onwards

 

State wise Sustainability Structures created under NRDWP (IMIS Data)

Data entered on IMIS from 2009-10 to 2013-14*

S.

No

State

Pits and trenches

Check dams

Percolation tanks

Point Source Recharging (conversion of Defunct bore wells)

Dug Wells/ Injection/ Skimming wells

Ooranies/village ponds/ traditional water bodies

Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting

 

Others

 

Total

 

1

ANDAMAN AND NICODAR

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

0

0

1133

0

0

0

1

7205

8339

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

23

184

1

0

0

0

14

20

242

4

ASSAM

32

0

0

0

0

29

2731

69

2861

5

BIHAR

84

0

0

204

1

0

232

493

1014

6

CHANDIGARH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

CHATTISGARH

131

274

40

4

0

0

253

2397

3099

8

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

DAMAN AND DIU        

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

DELHI        

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

GOA        

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

GUJARAT

0

38

0

0

1

0

0

521

560

13

HARYANA        

0

11

20

0

0

0

438

48

517

14

HIMACHAL PRADESH

8

45

6

0

12

14

29

18

132

15

 JAMMU AND KASHMIR

13

126

0

0

21

101

12

104

377

16

JHARKHAND        

1771

21

0

152

17

53

502

215

2731

17

 KARNATAKA        

209

1274

131

0

83

57

13

428

2195

18

KERALA        

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

19

LAKSHADWEEP        

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

MADHYA PRADESH

351

1645

53

22

458

55

415

2802

5801

21

MAHARASHTRA        

12015

1290

19

3

1033

376

542

4545

19823

22

MANIPUR

1

19

0

0

1

9

8

13

51

23

MEGHALAYA

42

117

0

0

0

0

1

21

181

24

MIZORAM

0

0

0

0

0

0

24

0

24

25

NAGALAND        

0

0

0

0

0

0

25

66

91

26

ODISHA

285

3

1

21

3

0

1

2012

2326

27

PUDUCHERRY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

28

PUNJAB

18

0

0

1

17

176

0

49

259

29

RAJASTHAN        

106

16

5

0

8

116

1390

57

1698

30

SIKKIM         ·

0

0

0

0

0

0

444

2

446

31

TAMIL NADU

208

1399

56

4

0

0

0

512

2179

32

TELANGANA        

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

33

TRIPURA

0

0

1

0

0

0

29

25

55

34

UTTAR PRADESH        

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

35

 UTTARAKHAND

0

3

0

0

0

0

152

1

157

36

WEST BENGAL        

0

0

0

0

52

0

0

0

61

 

Total

15305

6465

1466

411

1707

986

7256

21623

55219

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           Annexure - III

 

                              Annexure referred to part (d) of Rajya Sabha Starred Q. No.2 due for answer on 07.07.2014

 

                             Water Schemes completed during 2009-10 to 2013-14 State-wise

S.No

State

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Total

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

5,841

2,386

3,136

8,143

332

19,838

2

BIHAR

3,313

1,893

3,803

4,719

5,536

19,264

3

CHATTISGARH

27,810

25,780

35,703

32,027

23,055

1,44,375

4

GOA    

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

GUJARAT

2,015

2, 655

2,801

3,581

3,506

14,558

6

HARYANA  

248

806

1,267

1,581

392

4,294

7

HIMACHAL PRADESH

786

894

986

1,078

709

4,453

8

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

92

884

470

1,067

1,064

3,577

9

JHARKHAND        

14,570

30,075

44,020

37,980

21,427

1,48,072

10

KARNATAKA        

2,987

12,229

24,527

47,655

51,980

1,39,378

11

KERALA        

44

24

26

50

1

145

12

MADHYA PRADESH

8,322

30,204

26,968

37,519

40,224

1,43,237

13

MAHARASHTRA

1,714

5,184

15,793

24,050

7,690

54,431

14

ODISHA

4,630

8,596

13,202

47,925

40,224

1,15,168

15

PUNJAB

129

580

425

290

511

1,935

16

RAJASTHAN        

3,169

19,181

19,222

15,958

4,858

62,388

17

TAMIL NADU

8,953

10,381

6,346

15,441

12,846

53,967

18

TELANGANA 

1,683

2,053

3,191

10,267

134

17,328

19

UTTAR PRADESH        

79,175

75,030

43,219

28,835

40,295

2,66,554

20

 UTTARAKHAND

16

372

1,135

176

256

1,955

21

WEST BENGAL        

4,373

3,924

3,021

3,116

6,632

21,066

22

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

800

996

747

1,693

306

4,542

23

ASSAM

2,011

9,114

6,477

7,514

6,545

31,661

24

MANIPUR

182

241

129

66

29

647

25

MEGHALAYA

234

1,098

1,538

169

16

3,055

26

MIZORAM

32

246

15

28

39

370

27

NAGALAND        

38

6

228

1,689

172

2,133

28

SIKKIM  

636

212

769

178

131

1,926

29

TRIPURA

1,114

1,259

3,857

4,084

2,760

13,074

30

ANDAMAN AND NICODAR

-

6

1

1

3

11

31

 CHANDIGARH

-

-

-

-

-

-

32

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI     

-

-

-

-

-

-

33

DAMAN and DIU

-

-

-

-

-

-

34

DELHI

-

-

-

-

-

-

35

LAKSHADWEEP

-

-

-

-

-

-

36

PUDUCHERRY

1

-

-

2

-

3

Total

1,74,918

2,46,309

2,63,022

3,36,892

2,72,264

12,93,405

Source: http://indiawater.gov.in Forrnat-B15