Tag Search: “water and sanitation”
Access to clean drinking water and women’s safety in India
In this study, Sekhri and Hossain use district-level data to find empirical evidence that groundwater scarcity results in an increase in sexual violence against women. They argue that in households wi...
- Md. Amzad Hossain Sheetal Sekhri
- 18 May, 2023
Long-run impacts of tube well irrigation in India
Increasing agricultural productivity may significantly and positively impact welfare, income and the pace of structural transformation. Using India’s Green Revolution and the corresponding self-suffic...
- Parul Jain
- 17 February, 2023
The long-run effects of agricultural productivity gains: Evidence from irrigation canals in India
Evidence from canals in India shows that labour mobility is a key channel to agricultural growth. This article shows that villages with access to canal water have persistently higher agricultural yiel...
- Samuel Asher Alison Campion Douglas Gollin Paul Novosad
- 21 October, 2022
Incentivising quality of public infrastructure: Does it work?
Community toilets in slums are often poorly maintained, and upgrading facilities is difficult due to low willingness-to-pay among potential users and ‘free riding’. Based on an experiment in Uttar Pra...
- Alex Armand Britta Augsburg Antonella Bancalari
- 08 October, 2021
Inducing water conservation in affluent urban households
Reducing the demand for water – particularly in affluent, urban households – can lower the burden of increasing supply to ensure universal access, and sustaining it at an affordable price. Based on a ...
- Vivek Deepak Malghan Kanchan Mukherjee
- 23 August, 2021
Challenges of solid waste management: The case of Patna city
Rapid urbanisation with insufficient planning has led to problems of solid waste management in several Indian cities. In this note, Uma Sarmistha discusses preliminary findings from a field study in t...
- Uma Sarmistha
- 25 January, 2021
- Notes from the Field
Collective action for environmental health: Evidence from sanitation in rural India
Access to and sustained use of improved household latrines have long been both a challenge as well as a policy priority in India, particularly in rural areas. Recognising the importance of social mech...
- Emily Pakhtigian Subhrendu Pattanayak
- 08 January, 2021
Adaptation to persistent drought and groundwater depletion: Evidence from Karnataka
By using a random sample of households from the 2004 KSNDMC study, this project conducts a comparative study of households’ coping capacity to two prolonged, 3-year droughts occurring a decade apart, ...
- Ram Fishman V.S. Prakash K. V. Raju
- 28 December, 2017
- IGC Research on India
Demand for environmental quality information and household response to information: Evidence from Bihar
Groundwater contaminated with arsenic is a serious public health threat in rural India. This column presents results from a field experiment conducted in Bihar to assess the demand for fee-based testi...
- Prabhat Barnwal Alexander van Geen Jan von der Goltz Chander Kumar Singh
- 20 February, 2017
No toilet, no bride: Toilet ownership and marriage prospects of men in India
A growing body of research shows that costs are a key barrier to sanitation investments by households. Based on a survey in Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, this column finds that apart from financial ...
- Britta Augsburg Paul Andrés Rodríguez Lesmes
- 30 September, 2015
Making the best out of waste
Given rapid urbanisation and the increasing amounts of solid waste generated in India cities, there is a pressing need for effective waste management processes. In this article, Sourabh Bhattacharjee...
- Sourabh Bhattacharjee Ujjwal Kumar Sinha
- 22 April, 2015
- Notes from the Field
How serious is the government about Swachh Bharat Mission?
The recently announced Union budget 2015-16 has reduced the central government allocation for Swachh Bharat Mission – the flagship sanitation programme of the government. In this article, Sangita Vya...
- Sangita Vyas
- 20 March, 2015