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The Second Handholding Training for ‘Preparation of City Sanitation Plans’ was organised in the state of Telangana : GIZ-CSE joint training programme(s)

May 20-22, 2015

Location : Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad  

GIZ project ‘Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy’ in association with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organised the second handholding training programme for ‘Preparation of City Sanitation Plans’ in the state of Telangana at Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad   from 20-22 May, 2015. The training is part of 3 stage handholding process for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans (CSPs). The first part of the training took place from 18-20 February 2015 at Hyderabad.

The second handholding training was inaugurated by Dr. Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner and Director Municipal Administrations, Government of Telangana together with Dr.Chandrashekhar, Director ESCI, Mr. Dirk Walther, Project Director, GIZ-SNUSP project and Dr.Suresh Rohilla, Programme Director Urban Water Management, CSE. Dr. Reddy conveyed to the participants the importance of holistic sanitation planning and the involvement of communities and stakeholder in the process. He motivated all participating towns for taking the CSP preparation forward and for becoming model towns in the state of Telangana.

The training was attended by total 35 participants of which 27 were representatives of the 10 towns, the other participants were representatives from C&DMA, NGO, National Institute of Urban Management (NIUM) and Centre for Environment and Development, Hyderabad. Representatives from all towns were present at the training. Overall 15 ULB representatives have participated in the first and second CSP Training.

During the first part of the training in February 2015 all participating towns were asked to fulfill the following tasks before the second training:

  • Compilation of Status Report
  • Formation of City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF)
  • Council resolution for CSP preparation and CSTF

This second training was for evaluating draft status reports from respective cities and review the progress on formulation of the city sanitation task force (CSTF). It was also to capacitate the participants in data analysis of key technical sectors and support pillars, identification of key issues and prepare trainees for formulating vision for CSP with CSTF.

Six cities have formed/passed the resolution for the formation of the city sanitation task force (CSTF) to steer the planning processes in their cities and all 10 cities submitted the draft status reports.

Before the next training which is incidentally the third and last stage of the training, all participating towns have to complete some key tasks to take their CSP preparation forward and initiate processes for its successful implementation.

About ‘National Urban Sanitation Policy’ (NUSP)

To deal with the critical sanitation condition of the country Government of India formulated the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP) in 2008 under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD).

The vision of NUSP is that all cities and towns to become community-driven totally sanitized, healthy and liveable. Special focus is on hygienic and affordable sanitation facilities for the urban poor and women.


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