- What is RWSSP-LIS (Neer Nirmal Pariyojana)?
Government of India (GOI) with assistance from World Bank has designed a Rural Water and Sanitation Project for low income states where household water supply coverage is very low. Covering four states in first phase- Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh the project has been named as Neer Nirmal Pariyojana (NNP).
- Which are the states where this project is implemented?
The RWSSP-LIS is being implemented in the four states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
- What is the objective of the project?
The objective of the project is to ‘Provide improved piped water supply and sanitation services for selected rural communities in the target states through decentralized service delivery systems’.
- What is the project cost for Assam?
The project cost for Assam is Rs. 1474.03 Crore.
What is the fund sharing pattern?
The fund sharing pattern is as follows:
|Govt. of India (NRDWP)||44.5%|
|Govt. of Assam||4.50%|
- What is the components of the fund sharing pattern?
Component wise fund sharing patter is as follows:
Project Management: 3%
Capacity Building and Sector Development: 6%
- What are the benefits of the project?
Following are some of the benefits of the project:-
- Improved water availability.
- Reduction in time spent in collecting water.
- Improved sanitation services, including environmental sanitation.
- Reduction in the incidence of diseases, particularly diarrhoea, malaria, encephalitis, and dengue.
- Reduction in expenditure on diagnosis and treatment (including medication, hospitalization charges etc.).
- Reduction in person days lost.
- What is the project implementation period?
The project implementation period is as follows:
- The Construction Period is 3 years. In the construction period the construction related works for the project will be completed, which include the construction of the water treatment plant and reservoirs.
- The O & M period is 5 years (O&M period varies from 1-5 years depending on the scale of the scheme). During this time the project will be operated and maintained by the construction company and in collaboration with the community.
- In how many districts the project is being implemented?
Neer Nirmal Pariyojana has been taken up in 7 (seven) districts of Assam in 2 (two) batches during the period during 2013-2020.
- Which are the districts where the project is implemented?
The project is implemented in the 7 districts in two batches. In batch-I, 3 nos. of project in Hailakandi, Jorhat and Kamrup district are being implemented and in batch-II, 4 nos. of MVS project in Morigaon, Bangaiagaon, Sonitpur & Sivasagar district are being implemented.
- On what basis the Districts are selected?
- The districts in both batches are selected based on water quality issues and low coverage of household water supply connection.
- Low coverage of piped water supply and sanitation within the State.
- Quality affected especially with chemical contamination (Fluoride, Arsenic and Iron) in ground water.
- Large number of water scarce habitations.
- Large socially and economically disadvantaged population.
- How much water will be supplied per person?
Water will be supplied @ 70 LPCD
- What is the water supply hour?
Water will be supplied 24x7 through metered house connections.
- What is metered house connection?
Under the project the water will be supplied to the households through a house hold meter, where the amount of water used by the beneficiary will be recorded and on the basis of the use, the households have to pay monthly charges.
- How many GPs are to be covered under the project?
In batch-I, 63 number of GPs under 7 Development Blocks and a total population of 5,89,283 is being covered. And In batch-II, 110 GPs under 9 Development Blocks and a total population of 6,82,183 is being covered.
- What is baseline survey?
The baseline survey is a survey of the households done at the project area. The prime objective of the survey is to make a “pool of information” to prepare “Detail Project Report (DPR)” for the respective Scheme. The Baseline survey is proposed to be undertaken to commence the Neer Nirmal Pariyojana operations in the project areas. The survey has been undertaken using web-based software through Tablet (hand held computer).
- How is baseline survey done?
Enumerator will go House to House with Tablet device where the survey application is installed and the net pack is ON. Enumerator will conduct the survey and feed the data along with photograph of the responded. Here, the geo-coordinates will be captured under the application which will be helpful in to tracking the location.
- What is the objective of baseline survey?/ Why Baseline Survey is done?
The prime objective of the survey is to make a “pool of information” to prepare “Detail Project Report (DPR)” for the respective Scheme. Baseline survey is done to get a detail report of the project area especially about its population and socio economic status of the project area. More over the baseline survey of the household will also work as the data base for community contribution collection and providing water supply connection.
- Will every house be included in the baseline survey?
Yes, every household of the each GP under the project area will be included under the baseline survey.