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A CSE Media Resource Centre Briefing and Training Workshop

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Date:June 14-16, 2017

Training Programme for Banks and Financial Institutions: Environment & Social Risk Management

Indian banks and financial institutions are considered the pillars of economic growth. They have immense potential to influence environmental sustainability and bridge the gaps between development and environmental degradation through their project financing. However, in recent years, this sector has faced difficult times due to growing numbers of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) or bad loans. One of the factors responsible for this is inadequate Environment and Social (E&S) risks management.

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Date:June 19 - June 20, 2017

National Policy on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM)

On 2nd October 2014, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with the aim to achieve a Clean and Open Defecation Free India by 2019. Under this mission, the government plans to construct 1.52 million toilets in rural areas along the Ganga and 1.45 million toilets (private and public toilets) in cities that dot the river banks. This means that by 2019, over 30 million tanks or pits would have been constructed along the Ganga. 

GANGAGHAT

  • Geographical Coordinates: 26°29’58″N , 80°24′10″E

  • Population: 84,072

BIJNOR

  • Geographical Coordinates: 29°9’0’N , 78°16’0”E

  • Population: 93,297

Bijnor is a city, located in the Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 12 km west to bank of River Ganga and 460 km from the state capital Lucknow and comes under the north-western part of the state. Topographically, the city lies in the Indo-Gangetic plain at an average altitude of 225 meters above the sea level.

Experience Sharing Visit for Faecal Sludge Management and Wastewater Treatment Technologies at PRG, UKZN

Date: 24th January, 2017 to 6th February, 2017

Mr. Bhitush Luthra and Chhavi Sharda from CSE Water Team visited UKZN’s Faecal Waste testing laboratory that is situated in Durban, South Africa in January-February 2017. The visit was organized as part of understanding with UKZN for knowledge and staff exchange.

Aim: To explore areas of collaborations that will help in strengthening the capacities with respect to on-going projects of the water programme and pollution monitoring laboratory

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