Chief Minister Harish Rawat has reduced the ground water surcharge by 3.5 percent, which means that now users will have to pay only 1.5 per cent instead of five per cent.

This paper examines selected policy issues of importance for achieving individual SDGs, drawing on recent analytical work conducted at the IMF.

Good quality infrastructure services have to be paid for, either by the users as user charges or by the government through explicit subsidies. The recent dismantling of toll booths in the country is increasing the political and regulatory risks in public-private partnership projects, as user fees as a revenue source dry up and there is no commensurate increase in government subsidy.

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB), in a statement on Tuesday said that about six lakh consumers availed benefit of free water scheme in the second round of billing as people have started to voluntarily ins

Better methods to account for water’s value could improve corporate decision making, strengthen economic growth and ensure healthier ecosystems, according to a new report by WWF.

The National Green Tribunal has directed the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) of Vasant Vihar in South Delhi to immediately provide clean drinking water to the residents of the area owing to water s

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is finding it difficult to cater to the rising demand of water as resources with the corporation are limited, states the Environment Status Report (ESR),

Already facing a crop failure-like situation during almost every kharif season due to massive rain and faulty drainage system, a majority of farmers in waterlogging-affected Muktsar and Fazilka dis

This paper examines water challenges, a growing global concern with adverse economic and social consequences, and discusses economic policy instruments. Water subsidies provided through public utilities are estimated at about $456 billion or 0.6 percent of global GDP in 2012.

Los Angeles County officials voted on Tuesday to charge water users for over-consumption in areas hit with some of California's toughest reduction mandates as the state withers from a four-year dro