Drinking Water

The water supply schemes set up by the Public Health Department have been functioning in the plains, but with less capacity than designed. While the norms of stand posts and hand pumps are followed to a large extent, the per capita availability has been less than 30 litres per day. In all, 1021 piped water schemes and 834 hand pumps were installed in the Shivalik area, reportedly covering roughly 65% of the population as follows (Table 2.6).

Table 2.6: Water Supply Situation in Shivalik Region

    No of villages covered with
S No District and Block Piped schemes Hand pumps Water supply
  District Panchkula (235) 211 64 222
1.1 Pinjore(121) 105 2 113
1.2 Brwl(55) 50 28 51
1.3 Morni (15) 14 0 15
1.4 Raipur Rani (44) 42 34 43
2. District Ambala (503) 479 399 482
2.1 Sazadpur(79) 76 58 76
2.2 Naraingadh(93) 91 76 92
2.3 Ambala (182) 175 154 176
2.4 Barara(139) 137 111 138
3. District Yamunanagar (404) 331 371 389
3.1 Sadaura (63) 60 54 61
3.2 Bhilspur (127) 108 103 124
3.3 Chacharauli (174) 138 137 165
3.4 Jgdhari & N'bd 23 36 39
(Source: Primary Census Abstract, 2001)