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Satisfying Urban Thirst. Water Supply Augmentation and Pricing Policy in Hyderabad City, India

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  • Saleth, R.M.
  • Dinar, A.

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The customary practice of meeting urban water deficit through supply augmentation by tapping distant and multiple-use water sources often disturbs prevailing sectoral allocation and causes inter-sectoral water conflicts. The common prescription for resolving such conflicts involves market-based approach to inter-sectoral water allocation. Utilizing both primary and secondary information pertaining to the water sector of Hyberabad city, India, this paper investigates the kind of policy changes and institutional conditions necessary to ensure the economic viability of market-based solution to intersectoral allocation problems in an urban context.

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Paper provided by World Bank - Technical Papers in its series Papers with number 395.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:395

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Keywords: INDIA ; WATER ; PRICING;

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  1. Mohamed Ayadi & Jaya Krishnakumar & Mohamed Salah Matoussi, 2002. "A Panel Data Analysis of Residential Water Demand in Presence of Nonlinear Progressive Tariffs," Research Papers by the Department of Economics, University of Geneva 2002.06, Département des Sciences Économiques, Université de Genève.
  2. G S Sastry, 2006. "Issues of Unaccounted for Water in the Urban Water Sector," Working Papers 176, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

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