In 2006

Poor sanitation is endemic in towns and cities across India and exacts a heavy toll on public health. In response, the Government of India has made increased funding available

The water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector in India suffers from chronic inefficiencies, including limited coverage and poor service quality. To address these shortcomings, the focus of interventions in the sector has predominantly been directed at the supply-side factors, such as capital investments the creation of infrastructure.

This field note documents the evolution of three large, river-based schemes in Aliparamba Gram Panchayat near Kozhikode in the north of Kerala state, India. This success story is significant because the schemes are the first of their kind in Kerala to have been planned and implemented by the Gram Panchayat and User Groups, and to institute a management model that invests ownership and corporate oversight with a Scheme Level Committee representing participating User Groups, that is overseen by a

One of the principal concerns today for the deteriorating quality
of water supply and sanitation services in India is the high
levels of nonrevenue water (NRW)

Clean streets, clean localities, clean markets

The Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), a national program for sanitation by the Government of India, has been ongoing for more than three years. The TSC program is managed by the Rajiv Ghandi Mission for Drinking Water of the Rural Development Department at the national level.

Performance improvement planning helps service providers in bringing about incremental improvements in services by applying the principles of commercial orientation and financial viability. This overview paper discusses the context for performance improvement plans in India, and the key elements and objectives
that such strategies should constitute.

There are many challenges regarding the safe disposal of municipal solid waste in India. Recent attempts have been concerned with finding ways to provide safe and sanitary disposal for solid waste so that our environment is no longer damaged by polluting, open dumps. This document is intended for decisionmakers who are concerned with reducing the pollution and health hazards that are caused by the uncontrolled disposal of thousands of tons of waste each day in open dumps. It will also be helpful for decisionmakers who are concerned with urban governance and urban management.