New Delhi, Apr 26, 2013: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has outlined criteria for setting up Model Schools under PPP mode for achieving RTE objectives. The Ministry will set up 2500 model schools in non-educationally backward blocks. Under the scheme, the selection of PPP mode will be done for model schools through a bidding process in which each bidder will have to provide details about their financial and technical capabilities.
New Delhi, Jan 31, 2013: After getting overwhelming response from the private sector in major rail infrastructure public private partnership (PPP) projects, Indian railways is now eyeing to attract an investment of around R1,000 crore from private sector for building toilets at 600 railway stations under PPP mode.
The much-needed step to provide basic amenity at stations comes in at a time when the national transporter is cash strapped and has no money to complete its major infrastructure projects.
Haryana, Oct 8. 2012: Haryana tops the list of states that have witnessed maximum number of public-private-partnership (PPP) projects in the area of urban development, with a share of 85 per cent worth Rs 66,800 crore as on August 2012, a study has said.
Haryana accounts for maximum share of over 85 per cent in the total number of PPP projects which are under construction in the urban development sector as of August 2012, Assocham said in a study.
Haryana, April 6, 2012: A village in Sirsa along Haryana’s dusty borders with Rajasthan has redefined what ‘public-private partnership’ can mean in terms of girls’ education and social development. Kaluana village gave shape to its dream of promoting education for its women by utilising a combined prize money of Rs 25 lakh that it won as the ‘Cleanest Village’ at both the national and state levels. The initiatives taken by Kaluana Welfare Shiksha Samiti to ensure higher education for girls have galvanised a whole block of 48 villages in the Dabwali block.
New Delhi, Dec 12, 2011: The Central Government provides up to 20% viability gap funding under the “scheme for financial support to Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure”. The Central Government has added Education and Health as sectors eligible for viability gap funding under the Scheme for “Financial Support to Public Private Partnership in Infrastructure”.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18, 2011: Kerala, which has taken pride in implementing several projects with government money, has finally decided to seek private investment to provide better sanitation facilities.
A highlight of the one-year action plan of the Congress government is the formation of a toilet company with private participation. Modelled after the Cochin International Airport Limited, a successful public-private participation venture, the toilet construction company would give 26 per cent stake to the government.
Harnessing water for people to use is one of the world’s greatest development challenges. Whether the water provides clean, sustainable energy, or delivers something safe to drink to a village for the first time, water plays a critical role in people’s lives. Both IFC Advisory Services in Public-Private Partnerships and the Water and Sanitation Program are committed to bringing the finance, skills, and expertise of the private sector to help address the water challenge. Difficult problems need varied and pioneering solutions.
Feb 28, 2012: Solving the tragedy of almost 900 million people around the globe lacking access to safe water, and 2.6 billion lacking access to sanitation requires innovative solutions to fixing inadequate and underfunded infrastructure. A new report released today by the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch highlights how public-public partnerships have successfully and inexpensively provided these critical resources to communities around the globe.
In India, it is estimated that only 33% have access to toilets within premises and only 28% have connections to sewerage. About Fifty million people in urban India resort to open defecation. As high as 82% of urban households maybe disposing of human wastes in an unsafe manner and 70% wastewater from sewerage systems are not treated and let out unsafely . 26% do not have any household sanitation arrangements. Except for Alandur, no urban area in India has a decent sewerage system.
The presentation provide an overview of the principles, modalities and outcomes of innovative approach of public private partnership (PPP) in demand driven WATSAN program being successfully implemented in Nepal by Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board.
Comparing with the traditional supply driven top-down approach, the projects implemented adopting the PPP model were proved to be better in terms of cost effectiveness, quality of services and sustainability. Read More