Nal se Jal: Piped water to every rural home in India
Nal se Jal: Piped water to every rural home in India: what do you think are the main challenges to be solved to deliver this?
I read with interest the recent news reports about the Government of India's Nal se Jal initiative to get piped water supply to every home in India in the next five years. As the country that gave the world the India Mark II handpump, this a huge step - but what do you see as the main challenges? Is water resources? Skills? Governance?
Many other countries around the world are looking to switch from point-source to piped water supplies, so we will be watching with interest.
Director, Rural Water Supply Network