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

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Can Decentralisation Improve Rural Water Supply Services?

A survey of households in six villages in Birbhum district of West Bengal provides evidence that decentralisation in delivery of water supply leads to better quality of services. The participation of the local government in distribution of water supply, and household contribution to operation and maintenance appear to have a positive impact on quality.

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