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  DRINKING WATER & SANITATION WING OF PWD

Drinking Water & Sanitation (DWS) wing of PWD has been created w.e.f. 1st April, 2008 after reorganization of the erstwhile Public Health Engineering wing of PWD and merging the functioning of managing spot sources & rural sanitation of the Rural Development Department. Now PWD(DWS) has been given responsibility of implementation of all drinking water supply schemes and rural sanitation works for the entire State of Tripura. The mission of PWD (DWS) is to enhance quality of life of the people by providing sustainable safe water & sanitation facilities and services along with promoting hygiene practices among the people. PWD(DWS) is already maintaining a departmental website namely www.dwstripura.in.

In order to achieve this, PWD (DWS) has set the objective of providing safe and adequate drinking water and sanitation facilities to all households in all habitations of the State in a time bound manner For this purpose a range of schemes to tap both surface, ground and rain water are under implementation which include, surface water treatment plants, deep tube wells, small bore tube wells, spot sources like ordinary hand pump(OHP), mark-II/III, RCC well, sanitary well, masonry well etc. and roof top as well as community rain water harvesting structures. The excessive iron content in ground water poses a major challenge to water supply system in Tripura.

Besides, as per decision of the Government of Tripura, initiatives have been taken to ensure supply of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to all Schools and Angwanadi centers of the State.

Tripura State has received the best State Award for Water & Sanitation under the category of Small States in the IBN7 Diamond State Award function held by the Group- Alchemist in association with the Magazine, Outlook on 23.02.2011 for doing commendable work to provide drinking water supply to the people with sparsely distributed tribal population in hamlets of hilly region of the State. The Award was given by H.E. the Vice President of India, Sh. Hamid Ansari.

Status of Quantity wise Coverage of Habitations with drinking water supply as on 01.04.2012 is given below:

Sl. No

Parameter

Total

NC

PC

FC

1.

With all Sources

8132

840

3375

3917

2.

With Piped Water Supply

8132

2614

2854

2664

NC- Not Covered, PC- Partially Covered, FC- Fully Covered

Status of Coverage of Rural Sanitation as on 01.04.2012 is given below:

Sl. No

Parameter

Total

1.

Coverage of Rural Individual House Hold Latrine (IHHL) for APL & BPL families:

602359

2.

Coverage of School Toilets

6173

3

Coverage of Balwadi/AWC toilets

6654

4

Coverage of Sanitary Complex

249

5.

Nirmal Gram puraskar

113

   
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