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An analysis of government interventions for providing institutional water and sanitation services, with recommendations on how to improve availability and maintenance.

TitleRural water and sanitation budgets for schools, anganwadi and health centres : an assessment of Gaya, Bihar : discussion paper
Publication TypeBriefing Note
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKhan, JA
Secondary TitleDecentralised Public Finance for WASH: Policy and Practice Learnings
Pagination11 p. : 4 tab.
Date Published07/2020
PublisherCentre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), IRC and WaterAid India
Place PublishedNew Delhi, India
Publication LanguageEnglish

This paper tracks and analyses government interventions for providing water and sanitation facilities to institutions such as schools, anganwadi centres (AWCs) and health centres in Gaya district, Bihar, India. It analyses budgetary allocation and fund utilisation as well as examined challenges with regard to planning and implementation of central and state-level schemes and programmes delivering water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in the district. The paper also examines the WASH service components of these child heath and education programmes: Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), National Health Mission and Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (school education programme). It concludes with recommendations on how to improve the availability and maintenance of institutional water and sanitation services.

This paper is part of a series on "Decentralised Public Finance for WASH: Policy and Practice Learnings", which is based on two core projects: Watershed - Capacity Building Support for Civil Society Organisations to Leverage Water and Sanitation Programmes in Bihar and Odisha supported by IRC and Tracking and Analysing Budget Allocations and Utilisation for WASH by Rural Local Bodies, supported by WaterAid India, using the Life Cycle Cost Approach covering two districts each from both the States namely Gaya and Samastipur from Bihar and Nuapada and Ganjam from Odisha.


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