Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today attended review meeting on National Consultation on National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) & Swajal reforms and to discuss the ways forward in achieving the target.Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Ms. Uma Bharti was in the chair.Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation and Union Secretary, Drinking Water and Sanitation also present in the meeting.The meeting was also attended by PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Ministers and concerned Secretaries of different states of the country.Through the power point presentation, it was emphasized that every household needs to be covered under the schemes ensuring provision of quality potable water. The thrust was made on to harvest the rain water, besides preservation and conservation of water resources for next generation as it is the need of the hour. It was enjoined upon the concerned for carrying out periodically tests of water for ensuring quality of potable water before its supply to people.The Union Minister informed that ample funds are available under the schemes launched by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation especially under “NRDWP” and “Swajal”, adding that the funds would be released under these schemes after production of Utilization Certificate (UC). She also asked for preparing separate schemes for the laboratories where water contains arsenic and fluoride.Speaking on the occasion, Sham Choudhary presented overview of PHE Sector in the state and difficulties being confronted on various fronts in the sector.Projecting the demand for release of funds for maintenance and completion of various schemes under PHE Sector, Sham Choudhary demanded Rs 70 crore annually for maintenance of 3700 PHE fully functional schemes in the State. He also projected an amount of Rs 311.19 crore for completion of 152 Schemes which are at initial stage, besides Rs 350 crore for completion of 243 cost overrun schemes under the sector.