Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) under its new advisory programme on “Support to the National Urban Sanitation Policy (SNUSP)” supports the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India in the aforementioned policy guideline. This activity evolved out of the IndoGerman environmental programme ASEM under which GIZ was active in 6 cities namely, Shimla, Varanasi, Raipur, Nasik, Tirupathi, and Kochi. GIZ supported the cities in the preparation of city-wide City Sanitation Plans (CSP) as part of Annexure II of the NUSP. Six plans have been prepared and endorsed by the cities and submitted for further action.
GIZ in its current phase (from April 2011 till March 2014) of the Sanitation programme- SNUSP is focussing on the components detailed below. However, the selection of cities and states are subject to change based on decisions of the Steering Committee meetings headed by Secretary MoUD.
• Support to the implementation of CSPs - preparing and supporting practical interventions in line with the CSP. SNUSP will be supporting additional cities namely, Dewas, Mysore, Hoshangabad and Vikarabad also.
• Support to development of State Sanitation Strategies (SSS) – preparing / strengthening SSS in up to eight selected States, namely Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Cities and States have been selected in consensus with MoUD.
• Support to school sanitation – involves programmatic support to the National School Sanitation Initiative (NSSI) implemented India wide in co-operation with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) in up to 4 cities. Focus is also to integrate school sanitation to CSP efforts.
Fig: Components of the Program and their respective objectives