State Water Policy Draft 2: 10th March, 2010- Sambal member upload

State Water Policy Draft 2: 10th March, 2010 Government of Bihar prepared draft on state Policy of water in Bihar in 2010. Draft policy has identified Critical Issues in Water and sanitation Sector in the state: • Uncertainty in availability

BY: Manoj Kumar
Original Source / Author: PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 14 Nov, 2017
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State Water Policy Draft 2: 10th March, 2010

Government of Bihar  prepared   draft on state Policy of  water in Bihar in 2010.   Draft policy has identified Critical Issues in Water and sanitation Sector in the state:

  •  Uncertainty in availability of water
  • Low operational efficiency of water resources systems
  • Depleting ground water resources and deteriorating quality of water
  • High cost of service, low cost recovery and low level of expenditure on O&M. .
  • Lack of ownership amongst the stakeholders:
  • Low awareness about sanitation and adoption of hygiene practices
  • Weak intersect oral convergence
  • Lack of community participation; ownership of water and sanitation facilities

 

The proposed policy prioritizes the use j of water as  follows.:-

 

Priority rankings: from high to low

  • Drinking water for Human beings
  • Drinking water for Livestock
  • Other domestic, commercial and municipal water uses
  • Agriculture
  • Power generation
  • Environmental and ecological Industrial Non-consumptive uses, such as cultural, leisure and tourist uses.
  • Others (Lowest priority)

 


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