National Rural Drinking Water Programme ‘Failed’ to Achieve Targets: Government Auditor. Here’s Why
More than 163 million Indians, more than the population of Russia – do not have access to safe drinking water, and the national rural drinking water programme, despite spending 90% of Rs 89,956 crore over five years to 2017, has “failed” its targets, according to an August 2018 report from the government’s auditor.
The programme’s target: Providing 35% of rural households with water connections and 40 liters – about two buckets–of water per person per day. Less than half that target was achieved, thanks to “poor execution” and “weak contract management”, said the audit report from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
It’s the same old government. Only the ruling parties change. Instead of Ahmed Patel we got Narendra Modi.
Take a moment and do read the report. It’ll surprise you as to how little has been accomplished with the high budget.
Report in Reference: CAG Report on Performance Audit of National Rural Drinking Water Programme
Additional Source: IndiaSpend.com