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90 pc household to get safe drinking water in 8 yrs: Govt

New Delhi, Nov 27 (PTI) Ninety per cent homes in the country will get piped drinking water in next eight years, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Birender Singh said the NDA government was very clear about providing safe drinking water to every household in the country.

The Minister said government through the National Rural Drinking Water Programme has adopted the goal to provide every person in rural areas with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other domestic basic needs on sustainable basis.

“Our goal is very clear. We want to provide every rural household enough drinking water. In next eight years, 90 per cent of the household will be covered and provided with safe drinking water,” he said during Question Hour.

Singh said water is a state subject and state governments have been vested with powers to plan, approve and implement the water supply schemes.

“We have no plans to bring water under the concurrent list of the Constitution,” he said.

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