Assessment of drinking water situation, governance and service delivery infrastructure in small and medium towns

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With significant growth in the demographic and workforce characteristics in most towns across India in the last decade, especially the statutory towns, the demand for amenities and key services is also increasing. These settings do not have sufficient capacities and arrangements to realise and act upon this vast increase in demand for various public services in a timely manner, leaving many households unserved or underserved. In this respect, to throw light on the existing scenario of WASH governance, drinking water infrastructure, and service delivery situations in small and medium towns across the country, WaterAid India conducted an in-depth study of six small and medium towns in four different geographical regions of India.

This page contains links to the policy note and six individual reports on the ‘Assessment of drinking water situation, governance and service delivery infrastructure in small and medium towns’ study. The study was conducted by WaterAid India in 2019 in 6 small and medium towns spread across India in order to address critical knowledge gaps around water supply situation, governance, and service delivery.