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Community Contribution for Environmental Sanitation: Myth or Reality?


  • Veerashekharappa

    (Institute for social and Economic Change)


Reformsin water and sanitation sector intended to make stakeholders part of the implementation process. In the process beneficiaries share partial capital cost and meet 100 per cent of operation and maintenance cost by generating own revenue through user charges, which will reduce burden on exchequer. But, the experience shows that in most of the villages this approach has become a futile exercise. The option left is partially privatize the operation and maintenance activity for efficient delivery of service.

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  • Veerashekharappa, 2006. "Community Contribution for Environmental Sanitation: Myth or Reality?," Working Papers 171, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:171

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