Various external support agencies like World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, kFW etc. are willing to support projects in the rural water supply sector. States that desire to avail such assistance may prepare project proposals as explained below:
Projects submitted for external funding should include a strong component for institutionalising community-based demand driven Rural Water Supply Programme with cost sharing by the communities.
These projects should address software activity needs, drinking water supply, sustainability measures, enabling target communities to become open-defecation free, environmental sanitation, health education, income generating activities, etc.
Approval of State Finance and Planning Departments should be obtained to ensure that the proposal has been scrutinized for its viability.
The progress should be monitored at the level of Secretary in the State to ensure the completion of projects on time to avoid cost overrun and to take appropriate remedial measures.