Faecal sludge management

Onsite sanitation is prevalent in the majority of cities. However, collection, conveyance and treatment of faecal sludge is inadequate. It poses serious health hazards and causes pollution of water and soil resources. It is essential to ensure safe collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of faecal sludge and septage. We work with the state government in facilitating and building capacities of the local governments to enable them to provide safe sanitation services. We provide technical assistance and developed resource materials, guidelines and monitoring frameworks for the local governments to implement FSM plans.

Making Cities ODF++: Manual for Operation and Maintenance of FSTPs

The Government of Maharashtra, in its resolution (SMMUA – 2019 / Circular No. 124 / UD - 34, Dated 8th...

FSM Landscape Study of Maharashtra

Maharashtra is one of the most urbanized states in India, with 45% of its population living in urban areas. Analysis...

Standard operating procedure for FSM for municipalities in Gujarat

This SOP is a step-by-step guide for ULBs to institute a framework for septage management. The SOP establishes a uniform...

Septage Management Plan - Training workshop on Septage Management for 19 ODF cities in Maharashtra

Urban Development Department, of Maharashtra, PAS Project- CEPT University, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG) and Maharashtra Environmental...

Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention - Technical session on urban sanitation and FSSM

The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) held during 29 September - 2 October, brought together ministers in charge of...

Standard Operating Procedures for Desludging of Septic Tanks

The National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) Policy mentions regular desludging of septic tanks through a systematic extraction and...

Faecal Sludge and Septage Management in Maharashtra

Urban areas of Maharashtra were declared ODF in 2017. The Government of Maharashtra (GoM) issued an ODF Sustainability charter that...

Divisional Workshops: Making 133 Cities ODF++

After achieving the target of making all cities ODF, the next aim of the Government of Maharashtra is to make...

Training Module on Financing and Contracting options for FSSM

India has seen impressive sanitation achievements in making cities open defecation free and has largely succeeded in achieving the goal...

Private sector assessment for desludging services in Maharashtra

Private service providers play a significant role in the delivery of desludging services in Maharashtra. The research study was carried...