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SBM-Urban and CSE launches Practitioner’s Guide on Septage Management

The Guide will act as a ready reckoner for ULBs of 131 flagship cities (identified for implementing effective FSSM) and other urban centres across India for implementing Faecal Sludge Management. Joint Secretary SBM and Mission Director Praveen Prakash (IAS) agreed to send out the practitioner's guide to all State SBM and AMRUT directors as well as flagship ULBs across country. Ministry also requested CSE to translate the guide in Hindi for wider circulation and uptake. 

 

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Second City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF) meeting at Katihar Municipal Corporation, Bihar was conducted on 10 May to 12 May 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. 

Swachh Survekshan 2017 encouraging environmentally unsustainable approaches for waste management, says CSE

Says methodology should give points for segregation and recycle and reuse over centralised approaches like landfill and waste-to-energy plants

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

Visit of Hon. Mayor Katihar at CSE office, New Delhi

Date:  April 1th 2017

Venue: CSE office,  New Delhi

Objective of meeting:  To discussed way forward of the Ganga Programme and SFD factsheet presentation

Key Discussion

Planning Meeting with NMCG- National Mission Clean Ganga and CSE

Date :  March 8th  2017

Venue : NMCG office,  Delhi

Objective of meeting:  To discussed outcomes of the Ganga Programme and SFD factsheet presentation

Key Discussion

Discussed the way forward on the Capacity building initiative of ULBs in Ganga basin cities. 

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