Title: An approach for designing appropriate water tariff structure: case study of Allahabad City (India)

Authors: Saumya Singh; R.K. Srivastava

Addresses: Department of Civil Engineering, Pad. Dr. D.Y.Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pune, Maharashtra, India ' Civil Engineering Department, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, U.P., India

Abstract: This paper is an attempt to bring out the issues that are relevant and crucial for determining appropriate tariff for urban water services. It discusses different tariff structures being used in India and brings out the issues involved in pricing urban water services. The paper also includes study of existing water tariff structure in Allahabad City (India) and identifies merits and demerits in existing tariff structure. A tariff structure has also been proposed for Allahabad City. Comparison between the existing and proposed tariff has been done so as to justify the proposed tariff structure.

Keywords: water pricing; water tariff structure; increasing block tariff; IBT; economic efficiency; water management; cost recovery; metering; uniform volumetric tariff; UVT; sustainability; tariff design; India; urban water services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2015.068592

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2015 Vol.14 No.2, pp.132 - 142

Received: 29 Jun 2011
Accepted: 23 Mar 2012

Published online: 17 Mar 2015 *

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