GOVERNMENT OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
IRRIGATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Rural Water Supply

NATIONAL RURAL DRINKING WATER SUPPLY PROGRAMME (NRDWP)

All Census villages in the State have already been provided with drinking water facilities in the mid nineties. As per survey-2003, which was finalized during March, 2005, a total of 51848 habitations have been identified out of which 31736 habitations have been categorized as slipped back habitation. As per the National Rural Drinking Water Programme, effective from 1.4.2016, there are 53604 habitations in the State. The status of these habitations is as under :-

Total No of Habitation

as on 01.04.2016

>0 &<25%
>25 & <50 %
>50& <75

>75&<100

Habitation with 100% Population coverage
53604
1377
5135
7962
5489
33641

The Govt. of India under NRDWP has accorded top priority to provide water supply to NC/PC (0-10 LPCD) habitations and while preparing its shelf of projects, the Govt. of H.P. accords similar priorities.

There are 9393 Water Supply Schemes completed in the State. Out of these 1820 are lift ,285 tubewells and 7288 are gravity schemes.