The works have to done maintaining appropriate standards and quality of the schemes, and ensure their completion in time. The manuals are prepared keeping in mind the activities mentioned in the 12th five year plan. As per the plan the aim is to improve full population coverage in all habitations taking into consideration aspects of quantity, quality, distance, timeliness, regularity and reliability of supply by the implementing agencies so as to ensure reasonable and reliable water supply to all including the poorest sections. One of the important recommendations stated in the plan document is to aim to cover at least 55% of the total rural households with “piped water supply schemes", with house connection.
The manuals will be of use to the state government department, implementing agencies to plan, design, construction and maintain the piped water supply schemes.
The contents of the manuals are as follows:
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