Financial Resource Mapping , FOR PRO-POOR GOVERNANCE PART – I, FOR UNTIED RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT CITY LEVEL PART – II
Nearly third of the urban India lives below poverty line, about 15 percent of the urbanites do not have access to safe drinking water and about 50 percent are not covered by sanitary facilities one. The urban local bodies are facing uphill task of bridging the widening gap between demand and supply in water and sanitation sector due to lack of necessary basic infrastructure facilities.
In the process the urban poor suffer the most and are forced to live under unhygienic conditions in slums and shanty areas, lacking in basic amenities. Thus there is need for proper urban reforms to streamline infrastructure facilities to improve living conditions in the expanding cities matching with their growth. There is need for mobilization of adequate financial resources to facilitate improvement of basic services for the urban poor.
Accordingly, UN-HABITAT had conducted a study to assess the availability of fund in the project cities for the development works in the water and sanitation sectors in general and as well as for the poor settlements under various government and non government programmes and drafted the strategy for greater convergence of available resources to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.