India Water Report 2016
BMI View: There is a great need for more consistent and coherent organisation of community-based waterproviders. Higher prices and more efficient billing will prove a significant advantage for service providers,who face up to 50% non revenue water ratios at present. Many state governments are also encouragingprivatisation or partial privatisation of many municipal water and wastewater services (though in someareas these plans are running into stiff opposition). We therefore view India's water market as extremelyattractive at present, with good long term growth opportunities across all areas.
There are plans set out by the government to establish the basic groundwork to privatise the urbanregions' water distribution, alongside plans for a national model for PPP involvement in the water sectorin various capacities. Both of these developments are indicative of the strong government support for thedevelopment and regularisation of India's water sector, and we believe that the country will become anincreasingly attractive destination for infrastructure and services groups alike over the coming years.
New water pipelines will be laid in the Calangute-Candolim beach belt in the Indian state of Goa in thenext few months to help ease the problem of water shortage in the area, providing around six hours ofwater for inhabitants each day. Developments such as these inform and support our positive forecast forgrowth in mains water consumption over the next year, particularly domestic mains consumption.
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