India News - Metering and Pricing

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July 26, 2012
Marginal farmers get access to electric irrigation in West Bengal: Water pricing might not be the best bet for this region
In water-abundant West Bengal, price-based reforms reduced costs for tube well owners but increased them for small farmers buying water. Recommendations: reduce red tape and costs for small farmers to acquire electric pumps.
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January 1, 2011
Urban water pricing: Setting the stage for reforms – A study by National Institute of Public Finance Policy
This study on “Urban Water Pricing” by the National Institute of Public Finance Policy grew out of the need to continue and deepen the process of urban sector reforms.
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December 19, 2010
Review of current practices in determining user charges & incorporation of economic principles of pricing of urban water supply
Review of the existing guidelines of determination of user charges for water and sanitation services and to incorporate economic principles of pricing in urban water supply sector in India.
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September 10, 2010
Allocation of water charges for multi-housing communities in India: Sub-metering and ratio utility billing system (RUBS)
A deliberate competition insinuates among water users as the demand for water increases along with its overuse. All key lies in allocation, reuse and recharge.
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April 20, 2010
Using energy pricing as a tool for efficient, equitable and sustainable use of groundwater for irrigation
The paper analyzes the potential impacts of energy pricing on efficiency, equity and sustainability in groundwater use and agricultural development.