Second Handholding Training for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans in Telangana state: CSE - GIZ joint training programme(s)


The second handholding training on “Preparation of City Sanitation Plan- Part II” for ten select cities of Telangana state was organized at Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad   from 20-22 May, 2015. The training is part of 3 stage handholding process for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans. The first training was held in Hyderabad at Hotel Mariott (Click here for details)

During the inaugural address, Dr. Janardan Reddy, Commissioner  & Director of Municipal Administration, Government of Telangana, emphasized the need to develop practical and implementable CSPs in a time bound manner. He encouraged participants to take an inclusive approach by involving communities, women groups in sanitation improvement initiatives.  

The training was attended by 30 officials (municipal commissioners and senior city officials) from 10  cities of the state.  This training was for evaluating draft status reports from respective cities and review the progress on formulation of the city sanitation task force (CSTF). 

Six cities have formed/passed the resolution for the formation of the city sanitation task force (CSTF) to steer the planning processes in their cities and all 10 cities submitted the draft status reports.

The second training was focused on  informing participants on data analysis and interpretation – such as  demand supply gap analysis for technical sectors which includes (i) water supply (ii) access to toilets (iii) wastewater (iv) solidwaste and (v) stormwater; as well as issues such as municipal finance and governance for the next steps towards developing CSPs. 



List of participants

For more details regarding the training and presentations of the sessions visit below websites.


For further details contact:

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director, CSE

Dirk Walther, Senior Advisor, GIZ




Feedback of participants

“According to me, the best part of the course was the evaluation of the draft CSP, where key points and gaps were highlighted for improvement”

Mr. Mohammed Ayaz, Sanitary Inspector, Municipal Council Adilabad

“This training programme has strengthened my understanding of the various aspects that are involved in preparing a CSP for my urban local body.”

Mr. B. Suman Rao, Municipal commissioner, Municipal Council Siricilla

“The detailed group discussions with the trainers about the present scenario, along with data analysis has made it easy to identify and address gaps which is needed to prepare the CSP”

Mr. Nimma Krishna Reddy,Sanitary Inspector, Siddipet Municipality

“The vision building steps on CSP was the best part of the course as this gave us a clear understanding of CSP preparation. In addition, the technical aspects of the training will help us to organize our work at our municipality”

-Mr. NNR. Sreenivas,Director, SRACO, Secunderabad

“The presentations and involvement of participants within group discussions was the best part of the training. The training has provided useful information for the preparation of CSP”

Mr. P. Ramchander Rao,Deputy Executive Engineer , Municipal Council Jagtiyal