Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
07-December-2010 17:16 IST
Supply of Drinking Water under Bharat Nirman Program in Orissa
Rural water supply is one of the six components of the Bharat Nirman program to build rural infrastructure. As reported by the State Government of Orissa in the Departmental Integrated Management Information System (IMIS), during Bharat Nirman Phase – II as on 30.11.2010, 2,820 quality affected habitations have been covered. There are 3773 quality affected balance habitations still remaining in the State, which are targeted to be covered during the remaining period of Bharat Nirman Phase – II i.e. by 2011-12. This information was given by Shri Pradeep Jain ‘Aditya’ Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development in a written reply in Rajya Sabha

The house was also informed that as on 1.4.2005, at the commencement of Bharat Nirman, Orissa had 14,900 slipped back and 32,254 quality affected habitations. The State had no uncovered habitations. During Bharat Nirman Phase – I, i.e. 2005-06 to 2008-09, the State covered 39,902 slipped back and 5,124 quality affected habitations. The excess coverage reported in the coverage of slipped back habitations is on account of habitations which were newly slipped back. Government of India has decided to continue Bharat Nirman in its Phase – II.

During Bharat Nirman Phase – II, the priority is to cover uncovered and quality affected habitations. This is regularly monitored. Further, regular coverage data is required to be posted in the Department’s web-site by the States. Review Meetings are being taken to take stock of the progress of coverage. Also, Area Officers and other senior officers from the Government of India tour the States to review implementation to expedite progress.