On 2nd October 2014, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with the aim to achieve a Clean and Open Defecation Free India by 2019. Under this mission, the government plans to construct 1.52 million toilets in rural areas along the Ganga and 1.45 million toilets (private and public toilets) in cities that dot the river banks. This means that by 2019, over 30 million tanks or pits would have been constructed along the Ganga.
Date: 24th January, 2017 to 6th February, 2017 Mr. Bhitush Luthra and Chhavi Sharda from CSE Water Team visited UKZN’s Faecal Waste testing laboratory that is situated in Durban, South Africa in January-February 2017. The visit was organized as part of understanding with UKZN for knowledge and staff exchange. Aim: To explore areas of collaborations that will help in strengthening the capacities with respect to on-going projects of the water programme and pollution monitoring laboratory
Geographical Coordinates: 22°58’12”N , 88°24’0”E Population: 103,799
Geographical Coordinates: 23°4’12”N , 88°49’12”E Population: 108,864 Bongaon is city and a municipality in North 24 Parganas district in the state Bongaon lies in the Ichamati basin of the gangetic alluvial zone of North 24 Paraganas at an average altitude of 7 metres above the sea level.
Geographical Coordinates: 26°07”N , 85°27”E Population: 354,462
Geographical Coordinates: 25°33′38″N , 83°58′50″E Population: 102861
Geographical Coordinates: 24°41’45”N , 85°2’22”E Population: 52,862
The capacity building initiative for ULBs for preparation of city sanitation plans involves forging partnerships with other international labs for knowledge support on setting up a state of art, independent laboratory to develop testing protocols and validation system for wastewater and faecal sludge treatment in India. CSE has entered a need based knowledge partnership for collaborative research, knowledge exchange and capacity building in the area of FSM, waste water management and sanitation systems with three international labs:
Date: April 1th 2017 Venue: CSE office, New Delhi Objective of meeting: To discussed way forward of the Ganga Programme and SFD factsheet presentation Key Discussion
CSE staff from pollution monitoring laboratory and water programme were sent to be trained on the subject of “Faecal Sludge & wastewater characterisation, lab safety and management” at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), founded in 1959, is an international that specializes in engineering, advanced technologies, and management and planning. Its aim is to "promote technological change and sustainable development" in the Asia-Pacific region, through higher education, research, and outreach.
July 4, 2016 List of participants Mr. K. Ravinder Naik, Transport Commissioner, Transport Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
February 23, 2017 FSM 4, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai