Performance Audit of Rural and Urban Water Supply Schemes of the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for the year ended 31 March 2021-Government of Haryana (Report No. 3 of the year 2023)

Date on which Report Tabled:
Fri 25 Aug, 2023
Date of sending the report to Government:
Tue 09 May, 2023
Government Type:
Sector Education, Health & Family Welfare



Keeping in view the significance of providing adequate and potable water in rural and urban areas, a Performance Audit on Rural and Urban Water Supply Schemes in Haryana (Report No. 3 of the year 2023) was conducted for the period 2016-21. The field study was conducted in eight districts out of 22 districts.

The performance audit was conducted to ascertain whether (i) Proper policies/ plans in line with National Water Policy were formulated, based on assessment of requirement and availability of water to provide safe and adequate quantity of drinking water to rural and urban population as per norms; viii (ii) Financial management was effective and funds were provided in a timely manner and schemes were executed and implemented within the stipulated time and cost; (iii) Adequate attention was accorded to ensure sustainability of water sources and environmental issues were suitably addressed; (iv) Repairs and maintenance of the existing water supply assets were effective for ensuring uninterrupted water supply; and (v) Mechanism for monitoring of quality of water supply and surveillance was adequate and effective.

This Report consists of six Chapters in which Chapter I covers the introduction, Rural and Urban water supply schemes, departments/ entities involved in water supply, audit objective, audit criteria, audit scope & methodology and organization of audit findings, Chapter II covers the audit findings related to inadequate planning, Chapter III includes the audit findings related to improper financial management, Chapter IV covers the audit findings related to inadequate supply of water, Chapter V covers the audit findings related to poor quality of supplied water  and Chapter VI is on deficient emphasis on sustainability and insufficient monitoring.


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