Capital expenditure on boreholes and handpumps is much higher in Africa than India
Updated - Friday 07 December 2012
The highest mean expenditure on providing boreholes and handpumps was US$12,507 expended in Burkina Faso. This was more than 40% higher than US$8,922 in Ghana and US$8,660 in Mozambique, and almost seven times higher than the mean expenditure by the government of Andhra Pradesh.
Expenditure on recurrent operations and minor maintenance for borehole with handpump supplies are a similar order of magnitude across countries at well below US$0.50 per user per year for the majority of schemes.