Operationalising SDG 6 in Urban India


This commentary focusses on Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to ‘ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’. The SDGs represent a substantial widening of scope from the Millenium Development Goals of 2015, from a singular focus on access to water and sanitation, to looking at the entire cycle of water and sanitation. After briefly tracing the progress made under the MDGs, this commentary assesses India’s current standing with respect to the SDG targets. It moves on to identify the barriers and opportunities for achieving SDGs 2030 using India’s policy and programmes, and outlines a framework for measuring progress along with institutional and financing mechanisms.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24943/updsdg2016_6