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Slideshow: Delivering Water Around the Clock in Karnataka

March 31, 2016

No Indian city is able to supply continuous piped water to its citizens. While this level of service is common in several of the world’s cities, including in Africa, most people in towns and cities in India receive water for a couple of hours a day, and some receive it only on a few days a week. A World Bank-supported project had helped three municipalities in Karnataka – Hubballi-Dharwad, Belagavi and Kalaburagi -- pilot a scheme that provided round-the-clock water supply to a few areas of the cities. The World Bank is now helping the city of Hubballi-Dharwad scale up continuous water supply to all its citizens; the cities of Belagavi and Kalaburagi are likely to approach the World Bank for financing once their project preparations are completed.