Bharat Nirman

Bharat Nirman is a a time-bound plan for rural infrastructure by the Government of India in partnership with State Governments and Panchayat Raj Institutions.It was launched in 2005. It has 6 components:

  1. Water : Every habitation to have a safe source of drinking water: 55,067 uncovered habitations to be covered by 2009. In addition all habitations which have slipped back from full coverage to partial coverage due to failure of source and habitations which have water quality problems to be addressed
  2. Roads: Every habitation over 1000 population and above (500 in hilly and tribal areas) to be provided an all-weather road: remaining 66,802 habitations to be covered by 2009
  3. Irrigation: 10 million hectares (100 lakhs) of additional irrigation capacity to be created by 2009 60 lakh houses to be constructed for the rural poor by 2009
  4. Telephone Connectivity: Every village to be connected by telephone: remaining 66,822 villages to be covered by November 2007
  5. Electricity : Every village to be provided electricity: remaining 1,25,000 villages to be covered by 2009 as well as connect 2.3 crore households
  6. Housing : To construct 60 lakh additional houses for poor under Indira Awas Yojna

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  • Kamran
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    Thanks sir