Dharamsala (HP): Himachal Pradesh has got the distinction of providing safe drinking water to 90 percent of its population, much above the national average of 62 percent.

This was found during a recent survey, jointly carried out by National Sample Survey and HP Economic department, state irrigation and public health minister Rabinder Singh Ravi said here on Saturday.

"Himachal government is making efforts to increase it further to 100 percent by providing safe drinking water to 3,243 panchayats of the state," the minister said.


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