Formation and activation of sanitation cell in Chunar


According to the national FSSM policy, Each ULB should develop a detailed FSSM plan according to national and state guidelines on FSSM. Citywide assessment of FSSM is the key step for FSSM process planning. Such a plan should be technically appropriate and financially feasible. Along with other aspects, the plan should have specific monitoring and evaluation framework to continuously gauge the implementation progress and document lessons for constant improvement. It is important that cities work systematically with each group of stakeholders to ensure alignment of the goals and the adoption. FSSM plans need to be backed by enabling regulatory & institutional frameworks. Enforcement of all regulations should be strict to ensure compliance and also provide the right disincentives and at the same time, timely rewards and incentives should be given to both communities and service providers to encourage positive behavior.

As per SBM 2.0 guidelines, In order to achieve the SBM 2.0 vision, the following specific objectives are targeted to be achieved related to sustainable used water treatment:

  1. a) Sustainable Sanitation and treatment of used water
  2. holistic Sanitation, with end-to-end solutions (from discharge, containment, evacuation, transportation to safe disposal of all effluents from toilets);
  3. Treatment of used water1 before discharge into water bodies, and maximum reuse oftreated used water

iii. Eradication of hazardous entry into sewers and septic tanks, and sustaining elimination of manual scavenging, through the mechanization of sewer and septic tank cleaning operations;

  1. b) Awareness creation along with large-scale citizen outreach to create ‘janandolan’, and institutionalize ‘swachh’ behavior.
  2. c) Create institutional capacity to effectively implement programmatic interventions to achieve mission objectives 

With support from the CSE-TSU team as a technical and knowledge partner, Chunar NagarpallikaParisada (CNPP) has been creating enabling environment for sustainable FSSM in the City. The 10 KLD FSTP plant in Chunar has been successfully functioning with its full capacity and receiving 3 loads of FS from individual HHs, Awash Vikas colonies, and Govt. buildings in Chunar. The CNPP also started the scheduled desludging according to the plan submitted by the CSE-TSU team for ensuring required loads of FS to the FSTP. Therefore, there is a need for a dedicated team for monitoring the day-to-day activities to support the sustainable FSSM in the city.   

The formation of the Sanitation Cell

The sanitation cell has been formed witha detailed discussion with the CSE-TSU team and ULB team followed by a letter from Mr. Rajpati Bais, EO, CNPP, and with the leadership of Mr.Lalmani Yadav,SI, CNPP, and 3 more members from Nagar Palika.


SL No Name Designation Organization Contact No Role Responsibility
1 Lalmani Yadav Cell Head CNPP, Chunar 7376804181/
Lead the Cell and monitor all the activities for FSSM and sanitation services for the citizens
2 Rahul Kumar Cell Manager CNPP, Chunar 8604105880 Manage all the public calls regarding FSSM services and make the stock of the same
3 Sandeep Kumar Field Officer CNPP, Chunar 8737930606 Supporting in resolving issues in the field related to FSSM
4 Heeralal (Safainaik) Assistant CNPP, Chunar 8756765409 Ensuring the safe disposal of FS at FSTP and also the safety of the desludging workers.
5 CSE team, Chunar Technical adviser CSE-TSU 7607819033 To provide technical support to the sanitation cell for better functioning and  overcoming challenges in monitoring sustainable FSSM


Key objectives

  • To monitor all the activities for the sustainable FSSM in the city along with ensuring the safety of the desludging workers engaged in the FSSM.
  • To ensure for resolving the issue and providing better service to the HH for safe disposal of the FS in the city
  • Creating enabling environment by successful engagement of the various stakeholders and ensuring community involvement.

Key progress and way forward

With the support from the cell, the desludgers of the CNPP also have been provided safety kits by the chairman and EO in order to ensure the safety of its sanitation workers engaged in the desludging work

The Cell has been activated immediately after the formation and it has been contacted by more than 50 HHs from the scheduled desludging list submitted by the CSE-TSU team and near about 22 HHs have been getting their septic tanks mechanically emptied through the cell. The Cell is now preparing to contact more HHs and complete the target of 145 HHs in the next week.