Project Prasaadhan - Business model development for fecal sludge management in rural Bihar, India

2013 - 2015 • PSI

Purpose

Developing commercially viable business models for pit emptying and combined service provision for emptying and disposal, treatment and/or reuse, fostering public-private partnerships for faecal sludge management

Activities

PSI and its partners Water for People (WFP), the WASH Institute and 3S Shramik, a local business offering portable toilets, fecal waste removal, transport and treatment services, are working to integrate the development of business models for FSM with their other existing project, “Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements (3SI)” , which is a supply-side strengthening project to increase access and to improved sanitation. Project Prasadhan is working to make pit emptying an end-to-end solution that includes safe disposal and possible reuse into profitable and sustainable businesses. Building off of the 3SI market research and project activities already conducted, and leveraging existing partnerships with the local ministries of health and environment, PSI aims to design a service provision option that is adapted for the 3SI toilet design. PSI is piloting evidence-based business models in stages, including testing technology solutions for onsite, community-based and centralized disposal, treatment and reuse.

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Location of main activity

Objectives

1. Develop commercially viable business models for pit emptying and combined service provision for emptying and disposal, treatment and/or reuse.
2. Increase demand for mechanized desludging.
3. Create an enabling environment that fosters public-private partnerships for FSM.

Further information

Research or implementation partners: Water For People ( www.waterforpeople.org/ ), WASH Institute ( www.washinstitute.org/ ) and 3S Shramik ( 3sindia.com/ )

The former name of PSI was Population Services International - now it is just PSI.

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Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Emptying and transport (non sewered) Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Faecal sludge treatment processes India International NGO Market development Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Political processes and institutional aspects Practitioners Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement (WG9) Rural Specific to one or several countries Treatment of faecal sludge

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PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. The former name of PSI was "Population Services International" but now it is just PSI.

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