The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Govt of Bihar has the overall responsibility of managing and monitoring activities to enhance public health in the state of Bihar. Improved portable water supply and sanitation facilities and services are critical to enhance public health and improve human development outcomes, more so for rural households.
Though the State of Bihar has recorded an impressive performance in providing safe drinking water to its rural households, further improvements are required in terms of quantity, quality, equity and sustainability.
Further, there is great need for improved sanitation, especially for people living in rural areas. To address these issues in a coherent, concerted and urgent manner, new initiatives have to be taken in a mission mode. New sustainable Water Supply & Sanitation schemes have to be executed in time-bound manner along with effective operation and maintenance. PHED has the overall responsibility of managing and monitoring these activities in the state.