Government Advisory recognises the importance of SFD and CSPs

CSE has been advocating the use of SFDs for understanding the sanitation situation of the cities and then developing city sanitation plans based on the understanding of sanitation status for quite some time now. CSE has developed more than 100 SFDs in India, trained more than 500 people worldwide on how to prepare an SFD and trained more than 40 urban local bodies on how to develop CSPs based on SFDs. On July 3rd 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs released an Advisory on Onsite and Offsite Sewage Management Practices drafted by Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation which clearly advices all the ULBs to develop City Sanitation Plans which are based on the SFDs. It also insists ULBs to use SFDs for monitoring progress.