Training on District Level Planning for Fecal Sludge Management in Rural Areas

Date: June 07 – 11,  2022

Rural Water and Waste rolled out its5-days residential "Training on District Level Planning for Faecal Sludge Management in Rural Areas" from7th to 11th June 2022 at Anil Agarwal Environmental Training Institute, Alwar. The training was a tailor-made program for the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen officials. 27 officials from the state of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and West Bengal attended the training. The training intended to advocate the importance of decentralized treatment of fecal sludge in rural scenarios.

The training started with understanding issues and basics of fecal sludge management andthe importance of sanitation in a rural context, followed by lessons on onsite sanitation systems. Sessions on technical aspects related to retrofitting toilets, planning, and designing fecalsludge treatment technologies were taken up during the training. A session on legal, financial, and institutional frameworks and the reuse of the fecal sludge was also organized.

The participants were given the exposure to live model projects of decentralized treatment of wastewater and rainwater harvesting at the AAETI campus. The participants were also taken for a visit to our in-house testing laboratory.Sessions on Urban-Rural convergence with an introduction to the cluster approach were also taken up. To give a better understanding on urban-rural convergence –live coverage of the success story from Dhenkanal, Odisha was done. Participants were taken to Lalsot FSTP to understand the convergence.

The training had a mix of lectures and hands-on activities to prepare a district-level plan. The training sessions were undertaken by various internal and external experts.The participants developed a modeldistrict-level plan and presented it during the training.


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List of Participants
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Ram Prasad Saini
"the location of Institute are very Natureable, here is wastewater treatment plant so nature able where the utility of water is awesome, after that I the food was awesome and healthy, and members of AAETI so friendly and helpful, classes were awesome with experienced trainer and they took so much effort to help us do the District level planning on FSM"
Varsha Parmar
Spatial Planning Specialist (state HQ ) RDD kasumpti Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, "Training program organized by CSE is highly appreciated. The comfortable environment provided by knowledgeable teaching experts is commendable. The training given to us is very important in working in the practical field. We will keep in mind all the things mentioned while constructing the FSM plant. Thank you Team CSE"
Jagadeesh, Assistant Engineer- DRDA Chengalpattu, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Tamil Nadu,
“The training on rural FSM was good and knowledgeable and useful for any upcoming FSM projects.”
Anoop Kumar, District SLWM Expert- Pratapgarh, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Rajasthan,
“The overall training program is excellent. The trainers are very knowledgeable and well qualified and experience holder.