By: ML Verma
Shimla (Mar 8): Himachal Pradesh’s per capita water supply has exceeded national average of 40 liter per person with the state government supplying 70 liters per capita water through different drinking water supply scheme in the state.
This was stated by Irrigation and Public Health Minister Ravinder Singh Ravi while replying to a query raised by GS Bali in the House during the Question Hour. He said that more than 7,140 drinking water supply scheme were functioning in the state, providing water supply for drinking, house use and for cattle.
Replying to a supplementary question raised by Rajesh Dharmani of Congress (Ghumarwin), the minister said that National Sample Survey has conducted survey in the state, which found that 84 per cent people were getting water through taps. Intervening in the matter, Chief Minster Prem Kumar Dhumal said that the state government would encourage people to conserve rain water by making check dam and water ponds in village so that people could not misuse drinkable water for toilets.