AMRUT: Integrated Orientation Training Programme for Municipal Functionaries of Delhi

Date: September 17-19, 2019

Venue: Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

Language: English


In order to strengthen capacities of Urban Local Bodies, States and other stakeholders, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has empanelled 30 Training Entities for rolling out individual capacity building with a three separate capsule spread framework under AMRUT & Smart City Mission (SCM). ln a step to implement the lntegrated Capacity Building, the Orientation Capsule has been replaced with a new lntegrated Orientation Capsule whose outline covers critical aspects of all the Urban Missions. The current Operational Guidelines will apply for all trainings conducted henceforth under the

Integrated Capacity Building Framework of the MoHUA. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a designated Centre of Excellence (CoE) of MoHUA for capacity building and mainstreaming reforms/ good practices under Capacity Building Scheme for Urban Local Bodies (CBULB) scheme since 2009 conducting capacity building activities. Since, 2016 CSE has also been empanelled as training institution in subject area: (i) Engineering & Public Health and (ii) Town Planning - to roll out training programmes in AMRUT cities.   

CSE is supporting states (Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand) for delivery of individual capacity building programmes such as – Strategic training plan based on Training Need Assessment (TNA), research studies/documentation, exposure visit/workshops/seminar for capacitating municipal functionaries and elected representatives. This would also include coaching and task related assistance from peers / mentors as well as visibility and preparation of IEC materials. 

Taking the above into account, CSE has signed a MoU with Department of Urban Development, Government of NCT of Delhi to roll out training programmes as per the integrated capacity building project.

About the Training
This is the second training held for the state of Delhi under the initiative. The three day training will make the participants aware of various issues and challenges in the urban sector and emphasize on the role and convergence of various missions addressing the challenges. Present interventions call for smart and sustainable solutions during the planning stage. Understanding the need to build capacity of municipal functionaries for creating a sustainable and livable society, the School of Water and Waste, AAETI, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing the training for government official of Delhi.

Sensitization of various programmes/missions and identifying the key areas for capacity building under the Capacity Building for Urban Development Project through Training Needs Assessment.


  • Knowledge sharing on the impact of inadequate urban services and its challenges faced by the cities
  • Strengthen knowledge for implementing projects with convergence of existing schemes and missions
  • Exposure to effective, sustainable and smart solutions for achieving service level benchmarks in the trust areas

Target Participants

The training programme is for officials of ULBs (Engineers and Town Planners) of Delhi.

Training Methodology

The training will be conducted by state of the art teaching - learning tools consisting of interactive sessions, experiential learning using detailed case studies and group exercises on implementing smart solutions in improving urban services. 

To view the previous AMRUT trainings organized by CSE;

For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Course Coordinator:

Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager- Water Management 
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India
Tel: +91-11-40616000, 29955124, 299956110 ext. 257 
Fax. +91-11-29955879 

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director & Academic Director (School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute – AAETI)


Training was conducted in a very engagingand cooperative environment. All the trainers were well informed.Overall a great and learning experience. 

Ashish, SDMC
Thanks a lot for the training. This should not be one-timeprogramme, we should be called frequently for interaction & learning process as such institutes are expected to provide solutions to problems. A practical approach is required to implement on ground.

Mukesh Sharma, NDMC
"It is an outstanding organization. The implementation of DWWTs and Rainwater Harvesting inside the campus is a best practice which impacted us very much. The same can be implemented in office buildings in Odisha. The trainers are highly interactive and have worked in ULBs. So they could share their experience from the ground which is very useful. Governance issues in water and sanitation sector and reforms- how to address them with case studies may be taken up in next modules i.e. capsule 1".

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra, Project Director, OWSSB, Bhubaneswar
The training program was very beneficial to me as I learned a lot about septage management. Before this training I had a very little knowledge about septage. 

Pranayani Das, Dy. PE-PMC, OWSSB, Cuttack
“CSE has provided qualitative training to the elected representatives. Training was easy to understand by all the participants. The training facilities and management provided was qualitative. It was well managed by qualified, trained and experienced people. Thanks to CSE for arranging such a learning exposure visit for the elected representatives of Jharkhand.”

Pushpa Martin, SUDA, Jharkhand