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Water supply and sanitation services for the rural poor: the Gram Vikas experience

Author: Keirns, Pamela Publisher: Practical Action Publishing 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 135 p. : Graphs/Ill./Maps/Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781853396540Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HC2000 .U8 K45 2007
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Water Supply and Sanitation Services for the Rural Poor The Gram Vikas Experience Contents Boxes Figures Photos Maps Tables Abbreviations and acronyms Preface 1 Water and sanitation -- breaking the poverty cycle Introduction How water and sanitation projects can help to break the poverty cycle Global situation on access to water and sanitation Why does coverage remain so low? The implications for meeting the MDG targets 2 Water and sanitation in India The burden due to lack of sanitation and clean water Socio-economic conditions in Orissa Central government's rural water supply strategy Central government's strategy for sanitation 3 Introducing Gram Vikas What is Gram Vikas? Origins and aim of Gram Vikas's water and sanitation work Rural development's social costs Key elements of Gram Vikas's approach to rural sanitation 4 Initiating the RHEP Project management structure and project cycle Identifying new project areas39 Motivating villagers to join the RHEP 5 Project implementation, monitoring and evaluation Setting up the Village Executive Committee and subcommittees Collecting and banking the corpus fund Conducting a baseline survey xi xii xv 1 1 2 5 8 9 11 11 14 19 22 27 27 30 33 34 39 39 vii viii ix 41 51 51 52 52 Constructing toilets, bathing rooms and the water supply Ensuring the sustainability of the water supply Sanitation monitoring and penalties imposed by the community Monitoring and evaluation by Gram Vikas Lessons learned by Gram Vikas and how the approach has evolved 6 Programme outcomes and impact Sanitation coverage under Gram Vikas's programme Capacity-building and community empowerment Livelihood creation Health and hygiene Education Villagers' perceptions of the RHEP The RHEP approach: success or failure? 7 Financing Gram Vikas's water and sanitation programme Project implementation costs Contributions by beneficiaries Links to government schemes Financing by donors 8 Generalizing the approach and scaling up Scaling up Gram Vikas's approach to sanitation External funds required for scaling up Influencing government policy Endnotes Appendix 1 The caste system Appendix 2 Women in rural Indian society Appendix 3 Typical sanitation hardware used in rural areas of developing countries References Index 53 58 60 62 63 71 71 72 77 83 87 88 96 97 97 98 100 101 103 103 105 106 111 115 119 121 125 129

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