This study investigates the Swajaldhara programme concerning drinking water supply in Rajasthan, Jaipur District.
|Title||Community-managed water supplies in rural Jaipur: the Swajaldhara scheme 15 years on|
|Publication Type||Research Report|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Harris, B, Brighu, U, Poonia, R|
|Pagination||40 p. : 7 fig., 22 tab.|
|Publisher||IRC and Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT)|
|Place Published||Jaipur, India|
The villages in this case study (located in Jaipur District, Rajasthan) have been provided with drinking water supplies through the Swajaldhara programme: an early initiative by the Government of India to promote widespread community management of rural water supplies. Although the have been provided with high quality infrastructure, and receive improved water supplies (typically household connections), the long term success in individual villages is variable. Whilst the state of Rajasthan does provide limited on-going support through the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), this is largely limited to technical issues and is reactionary – dependent on villages recognising the problems they face and seeking support. This has allowed community service providers in some villages of the villages studied to fail, resulting in a reduced service to households, and there are concerns over sustainability in others.
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