Integrated Orientation Capacity Building Training Programme for Municipal Functionaries of Uttar Pradesh

Venue: Centre for Science and Environment, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Date: October 30th – November 1st, 2019 

CSE Water Team organized a 3 day "Integrated Orientation Capacity Building Training Programme for Municipal Functionaries of Uttar Pradesh". Our interactive cohort comprised of 21 officials from 12 different urban local bodies.

The aim of the training was to sensitize municipal functionaries about various flagship schemes/missions of GOI (AMRUT, SBM, Smart Cities, NULM) and identifying the key areas for integrated capacity building.

On first day, Dr. Mahreen Matto, Programme Manager, CSEwelcomed the participants and gave an overview about CSE’s work at national and global platform. She started the sessions with brief about urban scenario, role of various flagship schemes/missions etc. She also talked about the development issues caused due to increasingurbanization and discussed the strategies to be opted in order to promote sustainable urban growth throughorganized planning, development and governance. Further she discussed in detail about the Amrut programme- the thrust areas under Amrut, Reforms, Service Level Benchmarks (SLB), Service Level Improvement Plan (SLIP), State Annual Action Plan (SAAP), Funding Pattern, Capacity Building etc. Later, Rahul Mankotia, ProgrammeManager, CSE briefed participants about the different missions/schemes of Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs (MoHUA) and their convergence.The second half of the day was dedicated to the Wastewater and Faecal Sludge & Septage Management discussing the key challenges, issues, existing best management practices. In addition Mr. Jyoti Parsad, Senior Research Associate at CSE facilitated the participants to explore different decentralized green features within the CSE campus to understand the concept and methodology of sustainable decentralized approaches. Participantswere exposed to few brainstorming exercises to understand various missions and their key necessitieswhich were facilitated by Dr. Sumita Singhal, Deputy Programme Manager at CSE.

On day two of the training programme participants visited various successfully implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the area of wastewater management (SBT Lodhi garden & MBBR based technology at New Moti Bagh), solid waste management (New Moti Bagh) and rainwater harvesting (Nizamuddin East Colony) to meet real implementers and understand different technologies and their process mechanism.

Day three of the training started with the session on the good practices in wastewater management by Dr. Mahreen Matto & Mr. Jyoti Parsad. The session was supported by case studies of wastewater management implemented and practiced across the country at various scales.Later Dr. P Jayapal from Urban Management Centre (UMC) briefed about DAY-NULM programme and its importance showcased by various case studies.

Further, participants were given an insight on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning by Ms. Shivali Jainer, emphasizing onthe importance of green spaces in flood mitigation and ground water recharge. Later, Ms. Priyanka Chandola delivered a session on Non-Motorized Transport. Shediscussed about the sustainable mode of transport in urban cities. She emphasized on the use of non-motorized transport like public transport, cycles, and also talked about the implementation of stringent policies to strengthen the initiative.

Post lunch, the last session was taken by Ms. Rashmi Shrivastavon solid waste management in urban areas. She discussed key methods and BMPs by showing various successful case studies.The session was followed by documentaries on cities implementing solid waste management in India.

At the end of day, Dr. Matto moderated the feedback session, where participants expressed their perception about the quality and key learnings from the training programme.


List of Participant

Alumni Feedback

I would like to thank entire CSE team, because in 3 day training we got both type of knowledge theoretical as well as practical. Also, we have been exposed to various best management practice sites with regard to wastewater management / rainwater harvesting / solid waste management. These methods are economically fruitful for any unplanned or old city like our ULB.

Anmol Ratan Singh, District Programme Manager, NPP Deoria
I liked the training programme and specially site visit to BMPs. It was a good experience to attend the training programme. I have learnt many things by site visit as well as lectures. I would like to attend such kind of training programmes in future as well.

Vaishali Soti, Food and Sanitary Inspector, NPP Amroha
Training provided by CSE was quite interactive and interesting. The faculty was very good, cooperative. All the queries asked was resolved at the same time. The best part of the training was site visit, by which we got lot of practical knowledge.

Shiwasnshu Hardainiyan, Urban Infrastructure Specialist, NN Firozabad
Training was helpful for proper understanding of various missions and reforms like AMRUT. Overall facilities provided by CSE were good and properly managed.

Atul Kumar Pathak, Project Officer, NN Shahjahanpur