Budget Brief 2019-20: National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)

By Avani Kapur and Vastav Irava
1 February 2019

National Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), is Government of India’s (GoI’s) flagship rural drinking water supply scheme. The scheme aims to provide safe and adequate water for drinking, cooking, and other domestic needs on a sustainable basis. 

Using government reported data, this brief reports on: 

  • Allocations, releases, and expenditures for NRDWP 
  • Component-wise trends
  • Progress on coverage