This document captures the inputs that contributed to improving water supply to households and an assessment of cost by the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) in Chhattisgarh.
|Title||Providing a “plus” to community-managed rural water supply: Chhattisgarh PHED|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Authors||Javorszky, M, Dash, PC, Panda, PK|
Community Water Plus, a research project, has investigated twenty case studies of successful community managed rural water supply programmes across 17 states in India. Through these case studies, the research has gained insight into the type and amount of support to community organisations that is needed, and the resources implications of this 'plus' – in terms of money, staffing, and other factors. This document captures the inputs that contributed to improving water supply to households and an assessment of cost by the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) in Chhattisgarh.
Since Chhattisgarh's constitution in 2000, the PHED has been supplying drinking water in the entire state. In rural areas the PHED is implementing piped water supply schemes in line with the State's vision. The piped water schemes are set up and after initial support handed over to the Gram Panchayats or Village Water Sanitation Committees (VWSCs), for operation and maintenance (O&M). The PHED provides crucial support in aspects such as training the operator and post construction support involving water quality testing, assessing functionality and technical assistance for major repairs. This case study analyses the support provided by the PHED to VWSCs so that they carry out effective management of the piped water supplies.