The World Bank has approved a US$150 million equivalent credit for the Andhra Pradesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project. The project aims to assist Andhra Pradesh to improve water supply and sanitation services in 2,600 villages across six districts of the state. It will provide piped water to 2.1 million people and extend sanitation services to one million people who currently do not have access.
Improvements will be achieved through progressive decentralisation, community participation and enhanced accountability. Activities will include building of institutional capacity for implementing, managing and sustaining the project activities, along with sector development studies to inform policy decisions, and support improvements in water supply and sanitation services in the project habitations through new infrastructure or rehabilitating and augmenting existing infrastructure.