This discussion paper has tried to look into the implementation and key recommendations of the Central Finance Commission (CFC) and State Finance Commissions (SFC) focusing on Bihar and Odisha. Section I covers the introduction, objectives, scope and methodology with Section II captures highlights including the 14th Finance Commission (FC) and latest SFCs relevant for financing rural WATSAN. Section III presents the flow of grants to PRIs in recent years. The implications for financing rural WATSAN with regard to the 15th FC’s recommendations for financial year (FY) 2020-21 is discussed in Section IV and finally Section V, lays out the concluding observations and policy implications of CFC and SFC Grants to PRIs and its impact on rural WATSAN.
Type: Briefing note/Position Paper