Inclusive Urban Sanitation Addressing the Desludging Challenges of Narrow Lanes in Uttar Pradesh

February 14, 2024

This report highlights the challenges of irregular and low frequency of desludging of septic tanks, especially unsafe practices involved in cleaning of septic tanks and difficulties in accessing septic tanks in narrow-lane settlements of small and medium towns in Uttar Pradesh.

It presents multiple case examples and innovative technical options practised across India to promote safe emptying of septic tanks in narrow-lane settlements. Additionally, it offers recommendations for requirements of city-level desludging vehicles and highlights upcoming challenges. The report lays the pathway for  safeguarding the safety and dignity of sanitation workers.


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