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Community management in rural water supply: the stake holders¡¯ perspective
Author : SEEMA K. NAYAR (1), LALU MANGAL(2)
ABSTRACT
Kerala is a State with many water starved pockets, especially in the summer months. When the centralized, supply driven
rural water supply programmes of the government became inadequate to tackle the drinking water requirements,
community managed schemes came up. Since the social characteristics of the community strongly influence projects of
this genre, each scheme was found to differ from the other. This paper focuses on the Kerala Rural Water Supply and
Environmental Sanitation Project (Jalanidhi), the model of which has become synonymous with rural water supply in
Kerala today. Jalanidhi has been lauded as a successful programme, with its unique concept, architecture and
performance. However, the project has not been examined from the perspective of the stakeholders. The paper performs
this exercise with the help of field data and a theoretical model, linking the two main aspects of the project: the
stakeholders¡¯ perspective and service quality. On the basis of the analysis, explicit definition of the roles and
responsibilities of the stakeholders are made.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Hydro-environment
Date Published : 20/08/2015
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