Training Programme on Preparation of City Sanitation Plan- City's Journey Beyond ODF- Part II

Date:  December 5th - 7th, 2016
Venue: Hotel Lineage (Royal Court Hall), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

*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, 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 programme was launched in a workshop in April, 2016 and has already conducted the  Sensitisation workshop cum Regional conclave on handholding support for preparation of city sanitation plan and effective septage and faecal sludge management targeting all Mayors/Commissioners/Chairperson of select cities and towns from the Ganga Basin states. 

The 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 from JS & MD SBM MoUD dt. 30th May 2016- read more). 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 JS & MD NMCG dated: 10th July, 2016- read more). The initiative aims to converge SBM, AMRUT and ODF cities programme other one umbrella- “Namami Gange”. 

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

Following the first handholding training, CSE is now organising the second handholding training programme on Preparation of City Sanitation Plan- City’s Journey Beyond ODF – Part II.


Uttar Pradesh


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At this stage the above cities have now formed their City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF), have created their SFDs and have also collected data from various sectors (water supply, sewerage/septage, storm water, solid waste and access to toilets) to compile a status report. 

The objective of this current training is to conduct a demand supply gap analysis based on collected data and henceforth identify, formulate and prioritise key issues of the city to implement an effective action plan. 


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

  • To conduct gap analysis of each technical sector (water supply, sewerage/septage, storm water, solid waste and access to toilets) including governance and municipal finance.

  • To introduce state-of art tools and approaches effective FSM and its integration in CSP

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

  • To learn from select BMPs successfully implemented in India for key technical sectors to be covered in CSP.

For maintaining continuity we expect the state / municipal functionaries (municipal commissioner / senior officials) who participated in training (part 1) to attend the forthcoming training and national exposure visit.  

Target Group: All Mayor , Municipal Commissioner /Senior Official (Alumni)  of target cities and State Special Secretary / Nodal Officer

*Nominated city officials are required to attend all three handholding trainings including national/international field exposure visit.

For more information, kindly contact:

Ms Ridhima Gupta
Programme Officer- Water Programme 
Phone no: 9873969397
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879

Mr Naveen Pandey
Deputy Programme Manager- Water Programme 
Phone no: 07898129476
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879

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


“The best part of the SFD presentation was the method of explaining the concept of bringing it down to the level of a toddler, which made the entire idea very intriguing”

- Shubhanjali Saxena, Environmental Specialist, SPMG, Bihar
“All sessions were very well prepared and tailor made to handhold the municipal functionaries in this field”

– Jagabandhu Saha, Accounts and Finance coordinator, Bongaon Municipality, West Bengal
“Team of CSE made us felt like family thereby giving a sense of comfort and approachability”

- Inder Pal Singh, Executive Officer, Nagar Palika Parishad Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh