Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister CP Chaudhary has requested the Centre’s Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry to increase financial contribution in the Centre’s schemes in the next financial year and apprised Union Minister Birendra Singh of hiccups in those schemes due to centre-state fund share.
While attending a national conference on sanitation and drinking water in New Delhi, Chaudhary raised issues being faced by the State in implementing the Rural Drinking Water Project.
“Centre’s schemes are getting affected because of slashed budget for those schemes. Therefore, we would request to increase the Centre’s contribution to 90 per cent for all central schemes from next financial year. This is also affecting projects being executed in areas facing poor water quality,” said Chaudhary.