National Consultation and Inauguration of ‘Super 59 (Part I) held at Lucknow

PSU, CSE in collaboration with the Department of Urban Development (DoUD) and AMRUT, UP has successfully organized 'National Consultation: Path towards Inclusive and Responsible Sanitation Services in Uttar Pradesh- Discussion on FSSM bye-laws & Economics of desludging And Inauguration of ‘Super 59 (Part I)' on September 29, 2022.

The programme was chaired by Ranjan Kumar (IAS), Mission Director, AMRUT & Secretary, DoUD in the presence of Rajendra Pensiya (IAS), Special Secretary, DoUD, Reebha John (IAS), Additional Mission Director, SBM (Urban) and P K Srivastava, Additional Mission Director, AMRUT.

Participants included representation from CEPT University, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) Athena Infonomics CDD Society and others. Executive officers and other representatives of 25 ULBs were also present in the workshop.

Harsh Yadava from CSE presented the draft model guidelines cum framework for the formulation of FSSM bye-laws for implementation in the urban local bodies of Uttar Pradesh.

Manish Mishra and I from CSE also presented the findings of the field study from 7 ULBs to understand the Economics of Desludging.

On this occasion, to institutionally strengthen 25 ULBs out of the 59 ULBs (where FSSM plants available), and to strengthen the FSSM services to the citizens, the state with support from CSE inaugurated Super-59 (Part-I) programme. This programme would try to ensure the following:

  • Facilitation for the formation of City Sanitation Task Force. (CSTF)
  • Gazette notification of the ULB level FSSM Bye-laws.
  • Ensuring regular conveyance of sludge to the plants.
  • Conducting regular IECs for citizen engagement.
  • Taking steps for mobilizing funds for O&M.