Of late there has been a perceptible increase in civil society participation in Government programmes in the water in India. Arghyam has participated and partnered in drinking water related programmes in the states of Karnataka, Gujarat and Kerala, either directly or through support to local NGOs.
Such collaborations led to improved understanding of managing such partnerships and also helped to reach out to a larger constituency. This publication documents the collective experience of participating/ partnering in Government programmes on safe drinking water and puts forward key learnings and challenges.
Based on its experience, it argues for increased focus in Government programmes on software activities such as capacity building of users and institutions. It also advocates for increased civil society participation in such programmes to improve the quality of implementation and ensure transparency and accountability.
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