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24 small and medium cities of Uttarakhand participated in the third taining on CSP Preparation- ready to take the next step towards Swachh Bharat

Date: July 28-29 , 2017

Place: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

GIZ project Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy (SNUSP) in association with Doon University, Uttarakhand organised the third training & handholding programme for ‘Preparation of City Sanitation Plans’ in the state of Uttarakhand at Doon University, Dehradun  from July 28-29, 2017.

The training is part of 3 stage handholding process for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans (CSPs). The first part of the training took place in November 2016 and the second training in April 2017. Both the training was held at Doon University, Uttarakhand. The third part of the training is the last step of this phase wise training programme.

The training was inaugurated by Prof. V.K. Jain, Vice Chancellor, Doon University, Mr. Navneet Pandey, Director, UDD, Mr. Dirk Walther, Project Director, SNUSP II, Mr. Deep Sharma, Chairman, Rishikesh NPP and Ms. Neelima Garg, General Manager, Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan.

Mr. Navneet Pande, l Director UDD, in his keynote address reiterating the state’s commitments to foster a more integrated planning process at the ULB level. He appreciated all the participating towns for putting their efforts in taking the CSP preparation process forward.

Mr. Deep Sharma, Chairman, Rishikesh Nagar Palika Parishad  highlighted the importance of a City Sanitation Plan and how the capacities of theULBs are built through the handholding process. He appreciated the innovative approach of the entire CSP process wherein the ULBs are been trained be become self-dependent and capable of preparing a comprehensive plan for their own city. He also appreciated the handholding support being provided by GIZ-UDD-Doon University technical support team for in-depth identification of local issues and comprehensive citywide sanitation planning.

A total of 55 representatives including chairman, executive officers, sanitary inspectors, engineers and other officials  from the ULBs took part in the training. In addition, officials from the Urban Development Directorate, Uttarakhand PeyJal Nigam, Jal Sansthan and students from Doon university actively took part in the two day training programme.

The training was the third and last stage of the training. All the participating towns were trained and supported in finding key issues and challenges of their cities. The training was focused on:

Formulation of strategy and action planSelecting right technical solutionsDeveloping effective communication strategy for behaviour change

As part of the second training the participating cities were asked to prepare the draft CSP for their city and submit it to UDD, Uttarakhand before the third training. All the 14 clusters submitted the draft CSPs before the training. The draft CSP reports submitted by the cities have improved satisfactorily and with further support could be  finalized. The Draft CSPs of Augustmuni, Rishikesh & Almora have been drafted well and in accordance to the CSP template.  

On the day two of the training the participants were taken out for a field visit to two projects. The first one was to a 68MLD STP at Kargi, Dehradun and a SWM Site at Seshambada, Dehradun. The field visit was planned to give the participants a hands on experience on liquid and solid waste management techniques. The second field visit was to a sanitary landfill site spread over an area of about 5 hectares. Mr. Ravi Pandey, Dy. Programme Director, UUSDA explained the participants about the design of the plant. He emphasized on the smaller ULBs to develop the system at cluster level due to land restriction in hilly areas. Mr. Pandey also enlightened the participants on various funding options available which they can explore.

As a next step all the participating cities will now complete their CSP and submit it to Urban Development Department, Government of Uttarakhand within September 2017. The CSPs will be evaluated by UDD and GIZ and finalised along with the cities.

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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