Over the period 2009-2014, India's national sanitation programmes failed to achieve the envisaged targets. There were large scale diversions, wastages and irregularities, and more than 30 per cent of household latrines were defunct/non-functional.
|Title||Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audit of Total Sanitation Campaign / Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan for the year ended March 2014|
|Publication Type||Research Report|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||India. Comptroller and Auditor General|
|Secondary Title||Union Government audit reports|
|Issue||no. 28 of 2015|
|Pagination||xi, 163 p. : fig., tab.|
|Publisher||Comptroller and Auditor General of India|
|Place Published||New Delhi, India|
|Keywords||corruption, efficiency, evaluation, financial management, planning|
India's two national rural sanitation programmes (Total Sanitation Campaign / Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan), implemened by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, were audited over a five year period ending in March 2014. The performance audit covered plannning, project Implementation, management of funds, Information, Education and Communication (IEC), convergence with related government programmes, and monitoring and evaluation.
While nearly 100 billion Rupees (US$ 1.5 billion) was spent, the audit concludes that the programmes failed to achieve the envisaged targets. There were large scale diversions, wastages and irregularities, and more than 30 per cent of household latrines were defunct/non-functional.
The audit analyses the shortfalls and underlying causes for underperformance and priovides recommendations for improvement to the government.