Jharkhand received Rs 634.89 crore for drinking water scheme

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The government of India had released Rs 634.89 crore to Jharkhand during the past three years since 2011-12 under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).

The amount released is around 20% higher than Rs527.23 crore, the original amount allocated for the state. Birender Singh, Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation,has stated in Rajya Sabha in reply to the question raised by its Member Parimal Nathwani.

Singh also informed that in state of Jharkhand Rs148.17 crore were released under NRDWP in 2011-12, while the amount stood at Rs243.43 crore and Rs243.29 crore in 2012-13 and 2013-14 respectively.

In the current financial year(2014-15), the Union government has allocated Rs183.53 crore to the state under NRDWP. Out of this fund, Rs90.46 crore has been released as on December 3, 2014, he added.

He informed that the Union government has covered 47,306 habitations under NRDWP in the last three against covering 45,610 habitations. In the current financial year,against the target of covering 16,532 habitations as on December 3, 2014,total 4,195 habitations have been covered under this scheme, the Minister stated.

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