ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Public Provisioning in Water and Sanitation

With the changing face of Delhi, delivery of essential services like drinking water and sanitation to the people living in slums ought to be a policy priority for the government. However, public spending in the Eleventh Plan (2007-12) for slums seems to have been unresponsive and inadequate, leading to poor utility services governance. Using budget analyses and public expenditure tracking survey methods, this article highlights important issues that impede effective water and sanitation services delivery in the context of experiences and practices captured from two resettlement colonies in Delhi.

Evaluating the Performance of the National Clean Energy Fund

The National Clean Energy Fund has been created as a funding mechanism ostensibly for research and development in the fi eld of clean energy technologies. So far, the fund has collected Rs 8,200 crore from the clean energy cess, but the processes of disbursement are mired with confusion. This note evaluates the fund's functioning by accessing, through Right to Information applications, the minutes of the fi rst three meetings of the Inter-Ministerial Group, the highly empowered bureaucratic body responsible for determining guidelines, eligibility and appraisal criteria and recommending projects for fi nal approval.
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