Core Urban Services, O&M Costs and Their Recovery: A Study of Select Urban Areas in Andhra Pradesh

Urban India XXXII(2): 146-174

26 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2013

Date Written: June 29, 2011

Abstract

Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) are supposed to provide basic urban services identified under the respective municipal legislation and also to ensure the sustainability of service provision. Financial sustainability of these core services, through the levy of appropriate user charge, is very important and integral to service delivery. Yet, several ULBs do not appear to follow this maxim and continue with ad hoc service delivery and methods of its finance. This paper is an attempt to analyse the performance of select ULBs in Andhra Pradesh in the provision three core urban services, in terms of their O&M cost structure and recovery; it then suggests a reform agenda for improving civic service delivery through improved service level/standard, better cost recovery and organisation restructuring

Keywords: Core Urban Services, Service delivery, Cost recovery, O&M Costs, ULBs

Suggested Citation

Nallathiga, Ramakrishna, Core Urban Services, O&M Costs and Their Recovery: A Study of Select Urban Areas in Andhra Pradesh (June 29, 2011). Urban India XXXII(2): 146-174. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2251763

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