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Costs and service levels of water and sanitation: a study of peri-urban locations in Andhra Pradesh

This paper projects the water and sanitation services and related costs in 18 peri-urban locations in Andhra Pradesh. Using the official data on costs and primary survey on service levels, this paper proves that not even a single household is getting adequate quantity of water supplies, though there are substantial investments made on creation of assets (capital expenditure). As far as sanitation is concerned, households spend more both on construction and also maintenance of toilets. Relative shares of various components indicate that sanitation CapExHard accounts for 60 percent of the cost at the State level while recurrent costs account for 40 percent. A deeper analysis indicates that there is no clear co-relationship between unit costs and services (use of sanitation facilities). [authors abstract]

TitleCosts and service levels of water and sanitation: a study of peri-urban locations in Andhra Pradesh
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAlivelu, G, Reddy, R, Bhushan, P, Anitha, V
Pagination43 p.; 32 Fig.; 8 Tab.;
Date Published09/2012
PublisherCentre for Economic and Social Studies and IRC
Place PublishedHyderabad, India
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsperi-urban communities, sanitation, water cost
Abstract

This paper projects the water and sanitation services and related costs in 18 peri-urban locations in Andhra Pradesh. Using the official data on costs and primary survey on service levels, this paper proves that not even a single household is getting adequate quantity of water supplies, though there are substantial investments made on creation of assets (capital expenditure). As far as sanitation is concerned, households spend more both on construction and also maintenance of toilets. Relative shares of various components indicate that sanitation CapExHard accounts for 60 percent of the cost at the State level while recurrent costs account for 40 percent. A deeper analysis indicates that there is no clear co-relationship between unit costs and services (use of sanitation facilities). [authors abstract]

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