The second handholding training on the “Preparation of City Sanitation Plan (CSP)- Part II” took place at Fortune Hotel, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh from October 14-16, 2015. The training is a part of a three stage handholding process for the preparation of CSPs for Andhra Pradesh, followed by a review workshop. The first training on ‘Preparation of City Sanitation Plan - Part 1' was held from July 1-3, 2015 at Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad. (Click here for details)
25 participants are attending this training from 10 cities of Andhra Pradesh (Anantpur, Amlapuram, Bhimavaram, Nellore, Nasaraopet, Nandyal, Eluru, Kakinada, Kadiri, Chilakarapet). The training programme was inaugurated by Mr. K.Kanna Babu, IAS, (Director of Municipal Administration, Andhra Pradesh) along with Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla, (Programme Director-Water Programme), CSE and Ms. Sarah Habersack, Technical Advisor, GIZ. Mr Babu highlighted the importance of prioritizing sanitation for the state of Andhra Pradesh. He further motivated the city officials to work on making the state clean and hygienic before August 2016. Furthermore, Dr Rohilla encouraged participants to achieve “city wide sanitation”, by focusing on preparing effective CSPs.
Till date, all towns/cities have started the process and have set up their City Sanitation Task Force. Status reports providing baseline information about cities was submitted from 8 cities. In the training participants assessed these status reports.
The main aim of this training was to analyze the available data for various sectors i.e. water supply, solid waste, public toilets, waste water and storm water and to do the gap analysis considering the future population growth of the cities. Apart from the gap analysis of technical sectors, sessions were conducted to do the gap analysis of the support pillars for CSP process like municipal finance and governance for the next steps towards developing CSPs. Finally, participants were asked to prepare a vision for their cities after 30 years. A roadmap was discussed for participants to strengthen the existing status report in given format after the training.