Training Programme on Operation and Maintenance of Faecal Sludge Treatment and Co-Treatment Plants

Dates: September 20 - 23, 2022
Venue:Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli (Alwar), Rajasthan
Duration - 3 Days
TrainingType - Onsite/Residential
Language – English

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working in Uttar Pradesh since 2015 and has entered into a partnership with the Department of Urban Development (DoUD), Government of Uttar Pradesh for ‘Support for Effective Septage Management in Uttar Pradesh’ in January 2018. CSE is engaged in a state wide scale up of septage management and supporting the NMCG investment in the Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Chunar and a Co Treatment Plant in Bijnor.

CSE has set up a Programme Support Unit (PSU) in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) to support the state and city-level agencies in planning, creating operating guidelines and enabling frameworks. CSE also supported the roll out of the State Faecal Sludge and Septage Management Policy (2019). The state has taken the initiative of establishing Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants in more than 40 towns and Faecal Sludge Co- treatment units in more than 20 towns in the state. This is a major step towards achieving the targets on SDG 6.0 goals,SBM 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0.

Capacity building of State/Municipal functionaries involved in Implementation and Operation & Maintenance of Faecal Sludge and Co-Treatment plants.

Training Methodology
The training methodologywill follow a mix approach involving lectures, exercises, interactive discussions, video documentaries, exposure visits etc. The participants will get an opportunity to learn developing Operation and Maintenance module, Action Plan for the operations of the plant etc as part of group exercise.   

Training Coordinator

Mr. JyotiParsad                                    
Programme Officer
Urban Water& Waste Management Programme, CSE
Mobile: +91-8559838864

Training Director

Mr. Depinder Singh Kapur
Director- Water Programme, CSE



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Objectives of the training
  • Fundamentals of FSSM and UP’s journey in FSSM
  • Overview of different FSSM technologies
  • Operating guidelines and O&M of different de-sludging vehicles
  • Need and strategies for effective O&M
  • Health and Safety in FSTP operations and maintenance
  • O&M protocols of different FSSM technologies used in UP
  • Laboratory aspects of FSSM
Target Audience
  • Engineers (Civil / Mech./Envn.) working with UP Jal Nigam, Urban Local Bodies under state FSSM initiative.
  • Contractor representatives involved in Operation and Maintenance of FSTP and co-treatment plants
  • Other technicalofficials dealing with FSSM under AMRUT&Swachh Bharat Mission (U).
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