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WASH security in India: can the new policy guidelines deliver? critical assessment and operationalization of 2010 guidelines

As part of WASHCost (India) Project, the team is engaged in assessing the existing policy framework in WASH sector. This paper traces the evolution of WASH policies in the country and makes a critical assessment of policy guidelines (2010) issued by National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Government of India. The paper broadly concludes that the new guidelines are a step in the right direction, but fall short in a number of follow up aspects for achieving the stated objectives. Besides, as is the case with earlier guidelines, they fail to provide an effective framework for operationalising the guidelines at the implementation level. This paper attempts to assess these policies critically and suggest ways to make them effective in terms of operationalising them. [authors abstract]

TitleWASH security in India: can the new policy guidelines deliver? critical assessment and operationalization of 2010 guidelines
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKurian, V, V. Reddy, R
Pagination36 p.; 9 Fig.; 2 Tab.;
Date Published09/2012
PublisherCentre for Economic and Social Studies and IRC
Place PublishedHyderabad, India
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsplanning, sanitation, water cost
Abstract

As part of WASHCost (India) Project, the team is engaged in assessing the existing policy framework in WASH sector. This paper traces the evolution of WASH policies in the country and makes a critical assessment of policy guidelines (2010) issued by National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Government of India. The paper broadly concludes that the new guidelines are a step in the right direction, but fall short in a number of follow up aspects for achieving the stated objectives. Besides, as is the case with earlier guidelines, they fail to provide an effective framework for operationalising the guidelines at the implementation level. This paper attempts to assess these policies critically and suggest ways to make them effective in terms of operationalising them. [authors abstract]

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