Training Program on Preparation of City Sanitation Plan: City’s Journey Beyond ODF- Part II
December 5-7, 2016 (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh)
The second handholding training on the “Preparation of City Sanitation Plan (CSP)- Part- II” took place at Hotel Lineage, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 5-7 December, 2016.
The training is part of a five stage +handholding process for the preparation of CSPs for select Ganga basin cities.
25 Participants from eight cities of Ganga basin states (Ramnagar, Gangaghat, Chunar, Bijnor, Buxar, , Bodhgaya, Muzzafarpur and Bongaon) attended the three day training. Participants included state officials concerned with SBM, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), States Level Program Management Groups (SPMG), Commissioners, Executive Officers and other senior municipal functionaries of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Speaking on the occasion, Shreeprakash Singh, IAS, Secretary, urban development, government of Uttar Pradesh, highlighted the need for a practical solution for cities in Uttar Pradesh to address the issue of sanitation, with focus on septage management. He specified the need for effective solutions for approximately 700 ULBs of Uttar Pradesh which includes focusing on capacity building of municipal functionaries and understanding decentralised, non-capital incentive approaches for effective sanitation management. Rakesh Kumar Mishra, IAS, Director, Directorate of Urban Local Bodies, Uttar Pradesh, and Mr. Vishal Bharadwaj, Additional Director, Urban Development Department, Uttar Pradesh, voiced their support to the cities for the handholding process. Mr. Bharadwaj stressed on prioritising septage management in cities as 31 towns of Uttar Pradesh have not progressed towards achieving ODF status by December 2016.
In sequence to the first handholding training, this training focuses on identifying gaps and key issues in all technical sectors of sanitation, with a focus on faecal sludge management.
Aim: To enable cities / towns to develop city owned CSPs focusing on effective and implementable faecal waste management to restrain pollution load in the Ganga Basin.
To review CSTF formation /meetings and assess compiled status reports of cities.
To conduct gap analysis of each technical sector (water supply, sewerage/septage, storm water, solid waste and access to toilets) including governance and municipal finance.
To introduce state-of art tools and approaches effective FSM and its integration in CSP
To identify, formulate and prioritise key issues and vision of the city to implement an effective CSP
To learn from select BMPs successfully implemented in India for key technical sectors to be covered in CSP.
During the training, participants were made aware of key tools for gap analysis for sanitation sectors as well as techniques for issue formulation and visioning. Participants all discussed the way forward from this training: