Bringing sustainable and equitable sanitation services to small and medium towns in India

2014 - 2017 • CEPT University (Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology), DFID co-funded

Purpose

Bringing universal sanitation services across the FSM chain to two small towns in Maharashtra, India and capture the lessons in order to build the capacity of other small and medium cities in the state of Maharashtra and India

Activities

This project demonstrates an approach for small and medium towns in India to achieve universal sanitation. This includes promoting ‘one family one toilet’ where possible, as well as safe collection, conveyance, and treatment of fecal sludge. While the local governments are mandated with this responsibility, the project will explore private sector participation for FSM activities and in financing household sanitation as well as FSM. It is expected that work in the two small and medium towns (Wai and Sinnar) will inform state level efforts in developing regulatory frameworks and policies that will overcome the barriers to sanitation service provision in small and medium towns.

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Objectives

Within 3 years, the objective for this project is to demonstrate a process for small and medium towns to achieve universal sanitation services, including access to toilets, as well as safe collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of waste, with private sector participation for operation and financing. In the course of this project, we hope to develop regulatory frameworks and policies that will overcome the barriers to sanitation service provision in small and medium towns through three outcomes:

o Promote PPP for safe collection and treatment of fecal sludge through decentralized systems
o Promote elimination of open defecation in cities through universal access to ‘own’ toilets
o Engage private players in the provision of sanitation services, and build the capacity of ULBs to manage their performance

Further information

Research or implementation partners:

Local Governments , State Government of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Environmental Engineering Training and Research Academy (MEETRA), Dalberg Global Development Advisors

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Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Cities Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Faecal sludge treatment processes Market development Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Political processes and institutional aspects Practitioners Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Specific to one or several countries Treatment of faecal sludge UK government University, education or research institution Urban (entire city)

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Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology
Ahmedabad
India


CEPT is a University for Planning, Environment, Development, Human Habitat & Technology. CEPT, an autonomous institution was established in the year 1972. Since 1994 CEPT has been registered as a separate society & a Public Trust. Through an act of Govt. of Gujarat in April 2005, CEPT has been conferred the status of University.

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