CSE - Programme Support Unit Lucknow and Technical Support Units in Bijnor and Chunar had a review meeting with Department of Urban Development (DoUD), Government of Uttar Pradesh, for the support in mainstreaming Faecal Sludge and Septage Management in the state. The objective of the meeting was to brief DoUD (U.P.) on the activities done in Financial Year 2019-20 and updating on the activities proposed for the coming year.
The meeting was chaired by Shri Anurag Yadav (IAS) State Mission Director AMRUT & Secretary DoUD (U.P.).
Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, (Senior Director, CSE) gave presentation on the activities and initiatives for support FSSM in the state including activities undertaken and proposed for COVID-19 support to the cities in Uttar Pradesh. Key points and action points from the meeting included:
CSE highlighted its commitment towards supporting COVID-19 response in the state by providing protective gear for sanitation workers, providing access to foot operated handwashing facilities for vulnerable people in the cities of Bijnor, Lucknow, Bakshi ka Talab, Unnao, Chunar, Prayagraj Gangaghat and Lakhimpur and dissemination of information related to COVID-19 response through virtual trainings.
The Secretary DoUD was also briefed about the MalAsur campaign launched by MoHUA, NMCG and Directorate of Local Bodies. The Secretary would consider piloting in one of the AMRUT towns, initially in Unnao where FSTP is operational.