AVAILABILTY OF SAFE AND QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER: An investigation among Southern States of India

Author Name : R. Devanathan and Dr. A. K. Ravisankar
Volume : II, Issue :III,November - 2016
Published on : 2016-11-21 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

In India, the primary responsibility for providing drinking water and sanitation facilities lies with the state governments. With the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments, the states have the authority to give the responsibility of local supply of water to Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies (Indira Khurana and Romit Sen, 2008). Water quality monitoring is now being considered an important part of the government programme. Since 2000, water quality monitoring has been accorded a high priority and institutional mechanisms have been developed at national, state, district, block and panchayat levels. The government has also outlined requisite mechanisms to monitor the quality of drinking water and devise effective Information, Education and Communication interventions to disseminate information and educate people on health and hygiene.