Reforms in drinking water and sanitation
- Author(s): Kaushik Deb
- Size: 140 mm × 220 mm
- Pages: 82
- Binding: Paperback
- Weight: 140 gms
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9788179930434
- Cover Price:
Rs.240.00 / US $20.00
- Special Price: Rs. 216.00 / US $18.00
With governments unable to cope with increasing demands for drinking water and sanitation services, private investment and community initiatives are needed to augment their efforts. However, the peculiarity of water and sanitation in terms of being basic necessities makes non-governmental participation complex. Recognizing this, the United Nations Development Programme, in consultation with the Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India, commissioned TERI to prepare a discussion paper that would develop a reform agenda for drinking water and sanitation in India.
Building on the paper, this book presents a reform strategy for the drinking water and sanitation sectors in a market-oriented economy, addressing institutional, regulatory, and legislative aspects. This book is meant for professionals in municipal administration, a profession where the traditional focus is shifting from engineering- and planning-driven approaches to financial- and managementoriented ones. It is also directed at policymakers to help them appreciate the implications of economic liberalization and market-oriented policy approaches on the management of environmental infrastructure.
Table of Contents
Water supply and sanitation in India
Need for reforms
Engaging the private sector
Directions and strategies for regulatory reforms
Democratic decentralization and community participation
The reform agenda
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