FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER SUPPLY
The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), a public
sector institution at New Bombay has had a very successful experience
with privatisation efforts. The privatisation experience includes
maintenance of sewerage pumps, and water pumps, meter reading and
billing, maintenance of parks and gardens, collection of CIDCO's service
charges and so on.
CIDCO has given the responsibility of collection of its service charges
to the Senior Citizens Club (an association of retired persons) to
whom it pays 1 per cent as commission. If CIDCO was to collect the
charges on its own it would have cost it three times more.
Do skim the very thoughtful article on Water in http://www.oieau.fr/ciedd/contributions/at3/contribution/suresh.htm