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of physical targets for 1992-93 was less than 11 percent, though 55 percent of the budgeted allocation is shown to have been utilised. The standing committee s recommendation that the old concepts of sanitation the programme is burdened with should be critically reviewed is well taken. What comes out clearly is that rural drinking water supply and sanitation is nobody's baby. As the report points out. new schemes are periodically taken up, no doubt with much publicity and fanfare, without regard to the progress of existing schemes, which then fall out of favour and are discarded. The result is that little development actually takes place.

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