India plans joint project with World Bank to improve safe water supply

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 21 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6359
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India’s Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched a new initiative to provide a safe water supply for drinking, cooking, and other domestic purposes in rural areas of the country.1

A safe water supply in rural areas is an important health related issue in India. WaterAid, an international, non-profit organisation headquartered in the United Kingdom, said, “It is estimated that around 37.7 million Indians are affected by waterborne diseases annually, 1.5 million children are estimated to die of diarrhoea alone and …

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