Ensuring citywide sanitation is challenging and needs involvement of various actors, agencies, city officials and experts in areas such as urban planning, sanitation, technical infrastructure and financing. One of the main issues in enabling city wide sanitation is lack of awareness and good City Sanitation Plan (CSP) with details on capital investments, adjustments of by-laws, adequate administrative structures and local expertise.
CSE and Deutsche Gesell schaft fur InternationaleZusammenarbeit – GIZ GmbH two year partnership (2014-16) under GIZ Sustainable Habitat Programme – Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy (SNUSP) II initiated rollout of handholding support to select states of India . First,3 day training cum sensitization workshop on Preparation of City Sanitation Plan including Septage Management was held from 10-12 December 2014 at New Delhi. The workshop was attended by 35 key state / city officials from target states – Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana, Kerala and Maharashtra.
The first handholding training on ‘Preparation of City Sanitation Plan - Part 1' for Kerala state was organised at Kerala institute of local administration (KILA), Thrissur, from 09-11 March 2015. The training was attended by 35 officials – Deputy Collectors, urban local bodies of 12 cities, representatives from Suchitwa Mission and faculty members from KILA. The participants are mainly the city officials from small and medium cities (namely Thrissur, Ponnani, Chittur Thathamangalam, Pala, Vadakara, Kannur, Thodupuzha, Mavelikkara, Attingal, Kalpetta, Kasargod and Maradu) from Kerala selected by the state to prepare CSPs in time bound manner.
For more details regarding the training and presentations of the sessions visit below websites.
For further details contact:
Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director, CSE
Dirk Walther, Senior Advisor, GIZ
Participating cities (and population) of Kerala in the CSP training.