Training Programme on Preparation of City Sanitation Plan - City’s Journey Beyond ODF- Part III

Date:  September 4-6, 2017 

Venue: CSE – AAGC, 38 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi

*For select target audience*

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in partnership of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Ministry of Urban Development and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources for River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWRRD&GR), Government of India are converging and are supporting the “Capacity Building Initiative on Citywide Sanitation for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the Ganga Basin”. 

The MoHUA(formerly, MoUD) has extended its support to 29 cities/towns so that they can become flagship towns for faecal sludge management in India, where CSE will help the select towns/cities in capacity building for FSM (DO: MD-SBM/AA/62/2016 dated 30th May 2016).In addition, the NMCG has directed Ganga basin states to plan for city-wide sanitation including non-sewered areas and identification for effective wastewater/septage management through capacity building of ULBs (Sectt.01/2014-15/519/NMCG dated: 10th July, 2016).The initiative aims to converge SBM, AMRUT and Open Defecation Free (ODF)cities programme other one umbrella – “Namami Gange”. 

Taking the above into account, CSE has taken the initiative to handhold select Ganga basin towns/cities for the preparation of city sanitation plans with a focus on effective septage / faecal sludge management. The programme is centered on a five stage training programme with the aim to capacitate key state and non-state actors for preparation of city owned and implementable City Sanitation Plans (CSPs).

Following the successful completion of the First and Second Handholding Training Programmes and two each of National & International field exposure visit. CSE is now organizing the third handholding training programme on Preparation of City Sanitation Plan- City’s Journey Beyond ODF– Part III.


Uttar Pradesh


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At this stage most of the above cities have conducted at least three City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF) meetings; have created their SFDs and GIS maps;have collected data for various sectors (water supply, sewerage/septage, storm water, solid waste and access to toilets) to compile a Status Report; and have conducted a demand – supply gap analysis based on collected data to compile a Status Assessment Report. 

The aims and objectives of the current training is as follows: 

Aim: To enable cities / towns to develop city owned City Sanitation Plans (CSPs) focusing on effective and implementable faecal waste management to restrain pollution load in the Ganga Basin.


  • To review CSTF formation /meetings and assess compiled status assessment reports of cities. 

  • To develop strategies of each technical sector (water supply, sewerage/septage, storm water, solid waste and access to toilets) including governance and municipal finance) from identified issues.

  • To identify, formulate and prioritise key issues and vision of the city to implement an action plan for an effective CSP

  • To introduce state-of art tools and approaches for all sanitation sectors their integration in CSP 

For maintaining continuity we expect the state / municipal functionaries (municipal commissioner / senior officials) who participated in training programmes and exposure visits to attend the forthcoming training.  

Target Group: Municipal Commissioner / Executive Officers, Senior Official (Alumni)  of target cities, State Govt. Officials/nodal officers, local NGOs/Institutions.


For more information, kindly contact:

Dr Sumit Kumar Gautam
Programme Manager- Water Programme
Phone no: +91-9740197325
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879

Dr Suresh Kuamr Rohilla
Programme Director- Water Programme
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879