The Rural Water Waste unit of Centre for Science and Environment held a four-day training programme on “Toilet Technologies, Water Management and Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas” from November 13-16, 2018 at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Alwar Rajasthan.
There were in total 24 participants who attended the training programme. Out of the 50 per cent was from government department and 50 per cent from non profits. The participants are actively involved in different sanitation projects. The states of Karnataka (6 participants) and Assam (6 participants) had sent officials involved in the Swachh Bharat Mission programme. Out of 24, only 3 participants were female and the rest were male.
Chethana Ganga DG
Radja Mourty R.
Mahesh J Boricha
Arvind Kumar Purshottam Das Parmar
Vijay Manik Mandale
Manas Kumar Biswal
Dr Chandra Shekhar Meena
A.B. Choudhury, EE, SilcharDivn.-II
Pankaj Bordaloi, AEE, Nagaon PHE Divn.
Rupeswar Brahma, AEE, KokrajharDivn.-II.
Kumud Ranjan Hazarika, AEE, Amguri Sub-Divn.,
Pritam Singh, AE, Ghilamara.
Kishaloy Bhattacharjee, AE, O/O Mission Directorate, SBM-G,
Tirtha Nath Sharma, AEE, Nalbari sub-Divn
Bikash Nath, AE, Guwahati Divn-I
|Quotes from the participants|
|“The sessions on solid and liquid waste management are very informative and great learning exercise. It is a great platform and we are listed with the range of interventions that can be done in the field of water and waste in our ongoing and upcoming projects.”
- Amit Wajpe, Project Coordinator (WASH) , Collective of Integrated Livlihood Initiative (CINI), Baroda, Gujarat says,
|“Karnataka is looking for the alternatives in solid and liquid waste management that are economical, less technical and demand low operation and maintenance. This training helped us to grasp new avenues and address existing challenges. The thematic sessions were very focused and content rich. The elaborative session of DPR preparation is among the major takeaway from this training."
- Chethana Ganga, State coordinator for Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Karnataka
|“The sessions on planning of IEC and BCC activities and communication strategies are very informative. The hand on experience on designing of liquid and solid waste management post field visit give us a first hand experience of data collection and utilization at the same point. Whatever we learn from here will help us in better implementation of various projects in our state.”
- Pritam Singh, Assistant Engineer, Public Health and Engineering Department, Assam