State Workshop on Wastewater Management for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation in Uttar Pradesh


Date: July 29, 2022
Venue: Urban Research & Training Center and Department of Territorial Communities
Time: 10:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Background

Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) have a close relationship in providing better sanitation services including FSSM to the urban citizen of Uttar Pradesh. The journey of CSE’s partnership with government. from Uttar Pradesh started in 2015 and over time the relationship grew stronger. CSE has entered into a separate MoU with Department of Urban Development, National Mission for Clean Ganges (NMCG), Regional Center for Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES), Lucknow, Chunar Municipality and Municipality from Bijnor. Additionally, CSE works in close coordination with Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam (UPJN), AMRUT, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) and the Directorate of Urban Local Bodies.

CSE support remained focused on supporting government departments in carrying out mandates from various governments. programs in the area of ​​sanitation by providing information from results on the ground, supporting the preparation of policy documents and designing and implementing capacity building initiatives

The context

Actual status: Faecal Sludge and Faecal Sludge Management (FSSM) has become one of the main areas of government intervention. of UP and the focus shifted from constructing toilets to managing the faecal sludge generated by them. There are currently 40 FSTP plants and 22 co-processing plants in UP. Nearly 15 factories are ready to start. Some factories have also started to process sludge. From now on, it has become imperative to understand the state of the power stations and to quickly apprehend the various points related to the proper functioning of these power stations. Therefore, the CSE team visited the factories and prepared a report which highlights the progress and current status, challenges and recommendations to overcome them and the report is intended to be shared with all relevant stakeholders. , including ULB officials.

Congratulations and cross-learning from Cities of UP: Currently, many FSSM projects are being built in UP cities. Cities in UP are also building FSSM factories. There are 10 cities where construction has been completed and sludge treatment has started. Out of the 10 towns, only 3 towns (Bijnor, Chunar and Jhansi) have drafted their bylaws on FSSM and also endorsed at ULB meeting and regularly get sludge for treatment. These three cities will be congratulated. The state encourages cross-learning between cities that have FSSM plants built or under construction. Bijnor, Chunar and Jhansi will share their FSSM experience.

Objective

With this objective, a workshop is proposed in collaboration with (AMRUT/DoUD) to share the conclusions of the report relating to the status of FSSM projects in UP, the main points of the opinion and have an effective discussion to move the journey forward. FSSM. The specific objective of the workshop would be:

  • Launch of the report: Sab keliyeswachhshaher: SwachhtakaNaya Safar
  • Congratulations leader ULBs (Construction of sludge treatment infrastructure)
  • Identification of bottlenecks in the completion of works, enabling of implementing laws and, challenges and priorities for inclusive sanitation at the city scale
  • Deployment of State Advisory on SOPs for Operation and Maintenance of FSSM Projects



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