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Legal Instruments Related to Drinking Water and Sanitation in India

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Union-level instruments

     
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) - Mission Statement & Guidelines, 2015
 

full text   2949 [KB]

     
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Guidelines for ODF Verification, 2015
 

full text   448 [KB]

     
Swachh Bharat Kosh Operational Guidelines, 2014
 

full text   155 [KB]

     
Guidelines for Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), 2014
 

full text   1463 [KB]

     
Guidelines for Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), 2014
 

full text   624 [KB]

     
Indian Standard - Packaged Drinking Water (Other than Packaged Natural Mineral Water) (BIS IS: 14543), 2014
 

full text   406 [KB]

     
Uniform Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Protocol, 2013
 

full text   1556 [KB]

     
Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013
 

full text   173 [KB]

     
National Rural Drinking Water Programme, (updated) 2013
 

full text   1942 [KB]

     
Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Rules, 2013
 

full text   3800 [KB]

     
Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Guidelines, 2012
 

full text   699 [KB]

     
MGNREGA Guidelines (Revised) for Taking up Works Relating to Access to Sanitation Facilities, 2012
 

full text   441 [KB]

     
Guidelines Nirmal Gram Puraskar, 2012
 

full text   2141 [KB]

     
BIS - Drinking Water Specification, 2012
 

full text   158 [KB]

     
Ensuring Drinking Water Security In Rural India - Strategic Plan 2011-2022
 

full text   845 [KB]

     
Total Sanitation Campaign Guidelines, 2011
 

full text   238 [KB]

     
Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy, 2012 2022
 

full text   5519 [KB]

     
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Revised Guidelines (Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance), 2011
 

full text   3058 [KB]

     
Guidelines for engagement of Swachchhata Doot, 2011
 

full text   96 [KB]

     
National Rural Drinking Water Programme, 2010
 

full text   1663 [KB]

     
Central Pollution Control Board Guidelines for Water Quality Management, 2008
 

full text   1170 [KB]

     
National Urban Sanitation Policy, 2008
 

full text   415 [KB]

     
Draft Guidelines for Preparation of Legislation for Framing Drinking Water Regulations, 2007
 

full text   702 [KB]

     
Total Sanitation Campaign Guidelines, 2007
 

full text   562 [KB]

     
BIS Code of Practice for Sanitation with Leaching Pits for Rural Communities, 1988/2007
 

full text   785 [KB]

     
Guidelines Regarding Constitution of Village Health and Sanitation Committees, 2007
 

full text   158 [KB]

     
Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Programme Guidelines, 2006
 

full text   386 [KB]

     
The Cantonments Act, 2006
 

full text   6385 [KB]

     
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Revised Guidelines (Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance), 2006
 

full text   301 [KB]

     
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission Guidelines, 2005
 

full text   155 [KB]

     
Uniform Protocol on Water Quality Monitoring Order, 2005
 

full text   2014 [KB]

     
Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns Guidelines, 2005
 

full text   90 [KB]

     
Indian Standard Packaged Natural Mineral Water (BIS IS: 13428), 2005
 

full text   2817 [KB]

     
Guidelines for Urban Water Sector Reform and Successful Public Private Partnerships, 2004
 

full text   2146 [KB]

     
Model Municipal Law, 2003
 

full text   1335 [KB]

     
Guidelines on Swajaldhara, 2002
 

full text   129 [KB]

     
Water Quality Assessment Authority Order, 2001
 

full text   601 [KB]

     
Guidelines for Implementation of Schemes and Projects on Sustainability under Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP), 2000
 

full text   167 [KB]

     
Manual on Water Supply and Treatment, 1999 (Excerpts)
 

full text   1320 [KB]

     
Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme Guidelines, 1999
 

full text   332 [KB]

     
Accelerated Urban Water Supply Programme, 1994
 

full text   78 [KB]

     
Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993
 

full text   99 [KB]

     
Code of Basic Requirements for Water Supply, Drainage and Sanitation (BIS 1172: 1993)
 

full text   944 [KB]

     
Bureau of Indian Standards Specification for Drinking Water (BIS 10500: 1991)
 

full text   82 [KB]

     
Operational Manual for Water Quality Testing Laboratories, 1990
 

full text   288 [KB]

Andhra Pradesh

     
The Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1994
 

full text   3747 [KB]

     
Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Act, 1989
 

full text   1791 [KB]

     
Andhra Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1965 (excerpts)
 

full text   127 [KB]

Andaman and Nicobar

     
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Panchayats) Regulation, 1994
 

full text   5990 [KB]

Arunachal Pradesh

     
Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act, 1997 (Excerpts)
 

full text   86 [KB]

Assam

     
Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water & Sewerage Board Act, 2009
 

full text   1148 [KB]

     
The Assam Panchayat Act, 1994
 

full text   11366 [KB]

     
Assam Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board Act, 1985
 

full text   357 [KB]

     
Assam Municipal Act, 1956 (excerpts)
 

full text   132 [KB]

Bihar

     
Bihar Municipal Act, 2007
 

full text   1180 [KB]

     
Bihar Panchayati Raj Act, 2006 (excerpts)
 

full text   67 [KB]

Chhattisgarh

     
Chhattisgarh Peya Jal Parirakshan Adhiniyam, 1986
 

full text   73 [KB]

     
Chhattisgarh Municipal Corporation Act, 1956 (excerpts)
 

full text   79 [KB]

Delhi

     
Delhi Jal Board Notification on Free Water Supply, 2015
 

full text   295 [KB]

     
Delhi Water and Waste Water Reforms Bill, 2003
 

full text   292 [KB]

     
Delhi Common Effluent Treatment Plant Act, 2000
 

full text   100 [KB]

     
Delhi Jal Board Act, 1998/2013
 

full text   494 [KB]

     
New Delhi Municipal Council Act, 1994 (excerpts)
 

full text   147 [KB]

Goa

     
The Goa Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (Excerpts)
 

full text   96 [KB]

Haryana

     
Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994
 

full text   506 [KB]

     
Haryana Municipal Drainage and Sanitation Bye-laws, 1977
 

full text   163 [KB]

Himachal Pradesh

     
The Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act, 1994 (Excerpts)
 

full text   81 [KB]

     
Himachal Pradesh Water Supply Act, 1968
 

full text   74 [KB]

Jammu & Kashmir

     
Jammu & Kashmir Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 2010
 

full text   4820 [KB]

Jharkhand

     
The Jharkhand Panchayat Raj Act, 2001 (Excerpts)
 

full text   83 [KB]

Karnataka

     
Karnataka Municipal Corporations (Water Supply) Rules, 2004
 

full text   29 [KB]

     
Karnataka Urban Drinking Water and Sanitation Policy, 2003
 

full text   70 [KB]

     
The Karnataka Ground Water (Regulation for Protection of Sources of Drinking Water) Act, 1999
 

full text   97 [KB]

     
The Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1993 (Excerpts)
 

full text   106 [KB]

     
Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976
 

full text   1024 [KB]

     
Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board Act, 1973
 

full text   176 [KB]

     
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Act, 1964
 

full text   756 [KB]

Kerala

     
Malinya Mukta Keralam - Action Plan (2007)
 

full text   721 [KB]

     
The Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (Excerpts)
 

full text   147 [KB]

Madhya Pradesh

     
Madhya Pradesh Peya Jal Parirakshan Adhiniyam, 1986
 

full text   71 [KB]

Maharashtra

     
Maharashtra Groundwater (Regulation for Drinking Water Purposes) Act, 1993 (repealed)
 

full text   151 [KB]

     
Maharashtra Jeevan Authority Act, 1976
 

full text   4904 [KB]

     
Maharashtra Municipal Councils (Protected Drinking Water Supply Schemes Terms and Conditions) Rules, 1970
 

full text   22 [KB]

     
The Maharashtra Zilla Parishads and Panchayat Samitis Act, 1961 (Excerpts)
 

full text   89 [KB]

     
Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888 (excerpts)
 

full text   85 [KB]

Manipur

     
Manipur Municipalities Act, 1976 (excerpts)
 

full text   62 [KB]

Nagaland

     
Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001 (excerpts)
 

full text   92 [KB]

Odisha

     
Odisha Urban Sanitation Strategy, 2011
 

full text   1285 [KB]

     
Odisha Municipal Corporation Act, 2003
 

full text   9314 [KB]

     
Orissa Water Supply and Sewerage Board Act, 1991
 

full text   131 [KB]

     
Orissa Municipal Act, 1950 (Excerpts)
 

full text   104 [KB]

Punjab

     
Punjab State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Policy, 2014
 

full text   4492 [KB]

     
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (Sanitation and Public Health) Bye Laws, 1999
 

full text   66 [KB]

     
The Punjab Panchayati Raj Act, 1994 (Excerpts)
 

full text   85 [KB]

     
Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board Act, 1976
 

full text   257 [KB]

Rajasthan

     
Rajasthan Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Policy (Draft), 2011
 

full text   110 [KB]

     
Rajasthan Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy (2012 2022) (draft), 2011
 

full text   522 [KB]

     
Rajasthan Municipalities Act, 2009/2010
 

full text   1317 [KB]

     
Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, 1994 (Excerpts)
 

full text   60 [KB]

Sikkim

     
Sikkim Sewerage and Sewage Disposal Act, 1987
 

full text   2895 [KB]

     
Sikkim Water Supply and Water Tax Act, 1986
 

full text   3603 [KB]

Tamil Nadu

     
The Tamil Nadu Panchayats Act, 1994 (Excerpts)
 

full text   78 [KB]

     
Tamil Nadu District Municipalities Act, 1920 (Excerpts)
 

full text   87 [KB]

     
Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919 (Excerpts)
 

full text   60 [KB]

Tripura

     
Tripura Panchayats Act, 1993 (excerpts)
 

full text   72 [KB]

Uttar Pradesh

     
Uttar Pradesh Urban Sanitation Policy, 2009
 

full text   1974 [KB]

     
Uttar Pradesh Water Supply and Sewerage Act, 1975
 

full text   80 [KB]

     
U. P. Kshettra Samitis and Zila Parishads Adhiniyam, 1961 (Excerpts)
 

full text   70 [KB]

     
Uttar Pradesh Municipal Corporations Adhiniyam, 1959 (Excerpts)
 

full text   168 [KB]

     
The Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, 1947
 

full text   492 [KB]

     
Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1916 (Excerpts)
 

full text   162 [KB]

West Bengal

     
West Bengal Municipal Corporation Act, 2006 (Excerpts)
 

full text   5252 [KB]

     
The West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993 (excerpts)
 

full text   77 [KB]

     
Kolkata Municipal Corporation Act, 1980
 

full text   11107 [KB]

     
West Bengal Panchayati Raj Act, 1973 (Excerpts)
 

full text   91 [KB]

     
The Bengal Sanitary Drainage Act, 1895
 

full text   96 [KB]