Volume No. 13 Issue No.: 03 Page No.: 278-284 January-March 2019

 

ANALYSIS OF ACCESS TO URBAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IN ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA

 

Indu Priya S.*1 and Jagan Mohan K.2

1 Department of Urban and Regional Planning, JNA & FA University, Mahavir Marg, Hyderabad (INDIA)
2 Amaravati Development Corporation Ltd., Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 29, 2018

 

ABSTRACT

 

Andhra Pradesh, India is urbanizing rapidly however; development of basic infrastructure hasnot been able to match with the urban growth. As per the Census 2011 about 30 per cent of urban households in Andhra Pradesh did not have access to treated water and 18 percent of urban households still defecate in open, little is known about the levels of service provision, quality of water supplied and equity of coverage in urban areas of the state and are not capable to respond to the population and economic growth. The Public Health and Municipal Engineering Department (PHED) in Andhra Pradesh (AP), India is the nodal agency for planning, design and implementation of water supply andsanitation facilities in the urban local bodies (ULBs). The present water supplies in majority of urbanlocal bodies in AP are far below the prescribed norms.Out of the 1688 MLD of water supplied to the ULBs in the state about 1,086 MLD is released as waste water. The waste water treatment facilities are available in 8cities (Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupathi, Rajahmundry, Kadapa ,Pulivendula, Puttaparthi, Tadipathri) Access to basic amenities such as safe drinking water and sanitation is not only an important measure of socio-economic status of the household, but also a fundamental element to the health of the people. In this context present paper brings present status of water supply and sanitation andhighlightson ongoing strategies for enhancingservices and emerging challenges issues which need to befocused to make the water supply and sanitation Sustainable inULBs of Andhra Pradesh.

 

Keywords : Urbanization, Water Supply and Sanitation Services, Andhra Pradesh, Urban Local Bodies

 

 

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