Ninth City Sanitation Task Force Meeting - Bijnor

Date: December 01, 2021
Venue: Eajaj-Ali Hall Library, Nagar Palika Parishad Bijnor and Zoom platform
Time: 14:30 Hours
Chaired By:  Mr Manoj Kumar Singh, Executive Officer- Bijnor Nagar Palika Parishad
Attended By: The meeting was attended by 14 CSTF members (out of 15) and the CSE team.
Convened by: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).


A City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF) is a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral body working in conjunction with City Sanitation Plan (CSP) to achieve the wider aim of citywide sanitation. CSTF Bijnor meets every quarter of the year to discuss the progress on the implementation of CSP. The members in the meeting also critically review the activities and tasks decided in the previous meeting and discuss on the action plan for next quarter.

Proceedings of the meeting

The meeting started with the award ceremony held for distributing the prizes for the winners of poem competition held in Bijnor under Ganga Utsav 2021. There were six winners under two categories viz, 11-15 years and 16 to 20 years. Mr Manoj Kumar Singh, Executive Officer BNPP awarded the prize money and certificates to the winners. After the ceremony CSE Dr. Sumita Singhal (Programme Manager, CSE) and Harsh Yadava (Senior Research Associate, CSE) presented the agenda before the CSTF members and briefed them about the priority tasks.  A brief review of the actions taken on the commitments made in the 8th CSTF meeting was presented by CSE-TSU. Mr Govind Chowdhary, Sanitary and Food Inspector (SFI) and Mr Amit Gautam, Assistant Engineer (AE) briefed about the shortfalls and achievements despite the challenges faced due to the pandemic.

Following points and commitments were made on the agenda of the 9th CSTF meeting:

  1. All the private desludgers and ULB desludgers will be licensed. Renewal of license will be done for all whose license has been expired.
  2. Licensing fee will be Rs 2000 as earlier which consists a PPE kit but the annual renewal fee will be reduced from Rs 2000 to Rs 1000. A revised notification will be issued for this purpose.
  3. Penalty provision for illegal dumping will be finalized in ULB.
  4. ULB will ensure the GPS installation in all the licensed vehicles to strengthen the monitoring of the vehicles
  5. A dedicated telephone number will be allotted for the desludging related requests and complaints which will be circulated through media to contact ULB for the desludging related operations.
  6. Desludging fee will be reduced to Rs 1000 per trip for 4000L tanker and it will be uniform for all the licensed vehicles.
  7. ULB will purchase two 1000 L desludging vehicles to cover the narrow lanes of the city and the increase the coverage of desludging operations.
  8. Model onsite containment systems will be painted and barricading will be done. It will be ready as a model learning site for the masons training etc.
  9. After the go ahead from the UPPCL, the test run of the co-treatment unit will be completed and later the unit will be formally inaugurated.