An Overview of Andhra Pradesh Urban Sanitation
Kommu Balamaddaiah
With the growth of urbanization is increasing rapidly in the world, the expanding deprived urban areas increasing the exclusion and disparity in access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in settlement people. As part of its global agenda to campaign for the progressive realization of human rights, to work to meet their basic needs and to extend their opportunities to achieve their full potential (UNICEF), 2019, p.7). Sanitation is one of the key factors of the quality in human life. It is significantly effect on public health, environment and dignity. The Government of Andhra Pradesh is aiming to achieve universal coverage in water supply, septage manage- ment and sewerage in line with the national priorities by rolling out infrastructure in a phased manner in urban areas. The Government of Andhra Pradesh aims to provide continuous water supply of 135 liters per capita per day (lpcd) corresponding to the national service level benchmarks as compared to the current intermittent water supply of approximately 50 lpcd in the targeted ULBs. Currently, several initiatives to improve water supply and sanitation in urban Andhra Pradesh are ongoing. Under AMRUT, 55 water supply projects (USD388 million), 25 sewerage projects (USD120 million), seven storm water drains (USD53.8 million) and nine parks at (USD14 million) are un- der implementation. A WB-funded project, covering water supply systems in 6 ULBs (USD161 million) is nearing its completion. Further, a sewerage system for Guntur at a cost of USD138.8 million, and water and sewerage system for Nellore (USD174.8 million) are being financed under other programs. The ongoing projects generally target larger towns and do not provide coverage for ULBs with a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants leaving a significant share of the population underserved. The Government of Andhra Pradesh, therefore, has decided to launch the AIIB-financed Andhra Pradesh Urban Water Supply & Septage Management Improvement project (APUWSSIP; the project), which aims to provide water supply to 50 underserved ULBs with a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants and supplement it with investments in sanitation infrastructure under the Clean India Mission and other proposed
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