27 September 2019

India : Strategic Assessment for Innovative and Transformative Change in Delivering Urban Environment Services in Amritsar and Ludhiana

Written by World Bank
Developed by The World Bank
27 September 2019
The study recommends measures and technologies to overcome the existing problems and transform the cities in to modern cities in India with substantially developed urban civic amenities. Capacity building, institution, and legal reforms will also be the component of the project report. After initial discussions with sector officials, a Bank team visited both Amritsar and Ludhiana cities to identify priority service level innovations and institutional challenges that have to be addressed under this Non Technical Assistance for achieving desired transformative change. Currently, water supply is drawn from hundreds of unprotected bore wells across length and breadth of the city - which supply polluted water through an unplanned haphazard network. Utility, fully owned by the municipal corporation, will have operational autonomy to manage water and waste water services, whilst still be accountable to the corporation.