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New Delhi: The Ministry of Rural Development has released grant in aid worth Rs 58.47 crore to Rajasthan, Kerala, Nagaland and Punjab during the current financial year (2009-10) towards National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).
The release is being made for execution and completion of schemes to provide safe drinking water facilities under the centrally sponsored programme as per the priorities indicated in the guidelines for implementation of Rural Water Supply Programme.
Ministry has released grants worth Rs 57.32 crore to Rajasthan, Rs 65.08 lakh to Kerala, Rs 10.00 lakh to Nagaland and Rs 40.20 lakh to Punjab.
National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) a component of Bharat Nirman, is one of the flagship programme of Government of India with the objective of providing safe drinking water to all households in rural areas, while ensuring convergence with related programmes and involvement of the Panchayati Raj institutions.