Clean cities mean clean rivers -- helping cities move beyond ODF and improving river health in Uttar Pradesh
Release of CSE’s report and launch of ‘Forum of Cities that manage their septage’
October 22, 2018
Hotel Clarks Awadh, 8, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Narpatkhera, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi and the Department of Urban Development of the Government of Uttar Pradesh invite all Lucknow-based journalists to a State-Level Workshop on septage and faecal sludge management in the cities of Uttar Pradesh.
For two years now, CSE has been working with the state administration and urban local bodies for preparing City Sanitation Plans. The aim is to help cities move beyond the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status towards total sanitation for all. This Workshop is the first meeting of its kind in the state being organised by CSE, where the state administration and other stakeholders will come together to discuss the entire urban sanitation value chain – containment, disposal, treatment, reuse-recycle and river pollution control.
On this occasion, CSE will release its report on faecal sludge and septage management in some of the targeted cities in the state. It will also launch a ‘Forum of Cities that Manage their Septage’.
The speakers at the Workshop will include CSE director general SunitaNarain; Manoj Singh, principal secretary, Urban Development Department of Uttar Pradesh; Hitesh Makwana, executive director (projects), National Mission for Clean Ganga; G S Pariyadarshi, state mission director, AMRUT/Smart City Mission; and A K Srivastava, managing director, UP Jal Nigam.