The overall objective of the project is to improve the water supply and sanitation services (WSS) for the population in selected urban areas in Madhya Pradesh at affordable cost. The project also contributes to environmental protection, and will have positive effects on the socio-economic and health situation of the population, planned urban development, investments for making the state slum-free, and strengthen existing policies to achieve these goals.
Aim of this project is also to improve water and sanitation systems regardless of membership to existing water utilities. This aim shall be achieved by incorporating involved ULBs into the existing institutional set-up for the WSS sector in Madhya Pradesh. Based on the environmental, economic and social situation in the selected communities, the project is to identify technical options in terms of institutional, legal, environmental feasibility resulting in definition of investment measures to be jointly agreed upon between all stakeholders and KfW as financing institution. Moreover, the project aims at encouraging local governments and utilities to increase their efforts to improve environmental and health protection through better water, wastewater and pollution control as well as the qualitative and quantitative improvement of the WSS situation in semi-urban and rural communities.