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In which year was the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) launched by the Government of India?
1. 2015
2. 2018
3. 2009
4. 2006

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 2009

The correct answer is 2009.

  • NRDWP was objective of ensuring the provision of safe and adequate drinking, cooking water supply on a sustainable basis, with a minimum water quality standard, which should be conventionally accessible at all times and in all situations.
  • The National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) is a centrally sponsored schemed with 50:50 fund sharing between the Centre and the state Government.
  • NRDWP program was launched after merging the three erstwhile programs on Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme-ARWSP, Swajaldhara and National Rural Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance.
  • Water is a state subject and rural water supply has been included in the Eleventh Schedule of the constitution among the subject that may be entrusted to panchayat by states.

  • In 2015, the top 3 scheme was launched by the Indian Government Atal Pension Yojana, Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All(UJALA), Digital India.
  • In 2018, the scheme was launched by the Indian Government Ayushman Bharat and it is a health protection scheme to provide health insurance coverage up to Rs. 5 lakh on a family floater basis of beneficiaries every year in order to receive primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was launched in 2006.
  • Aims of this scheme enhance the livelihood and security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

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