Government of India , under the Ministry of Urban Development, launched the ambitious Mission of Swachh Bharat in 2014 with a view to eliminate open defecation through social mobilisation , construction of household toilets, community and public toilets and also to ensure proper collection, transportation , segregation, and scientific disposal of municipal solid wastes . Later on, emphasis was given on septage and faecal sludge management as many cities and towns are depend on septic tank due to non- existing of sewer line for safe disposal of human excreta and liquid wastes.
Against this backdrop, a two days Regional Training Programme on Swachh Bharat Mission: Septage and Faecal Sludge Management is being organised by RCUES, Lucknow under the auspices of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India for municipal officials of urban local governments on January 23-24,2017 at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh .
Objectives of Programme:
To discuss the issues and challenges in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission;
To highlight the role of stakeholders , IEC and capacity building in implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission ;
To introduce the concept of septage and faecal sludge management and its relevance in improving urban sanitation ;
To familiarise the participants the process and activities involved in faecal sludge management ;
To discuss the technologies involved in waste water treatment , and also to highlight the role of private sector in faecal sludge management services ;
To share the best practices and also to discuss the scope of faecal sludge management.