Engagement of communities in vulnerable habitats with the government for better governance in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene can have a positive...
Sinnar, an industrial town in Maharashtra was struggling with multiple challenges related to sanitation. CEPT University and All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG) started working closely with the Sinnar Municipal Council to tackle these challenges with an innovative solution.
The collaborative effort has resulted in a model which can make many towns and cities across the state Open Defecation Free + (ODF+) and ODF++ with their own funds. To achieve ODF+ status, Sinnar implemented a Faecal Sludge and Septage Management plan through Public Private Partnership (PPP). The city municipal council now plans to make Sinnar ODF++ by planning to take care of the transport and treatment of its wastewater.
Close collaboration with the government and community made CEPT developed model a huge success in Sinnar. Sinnar today implements scheduled emptying of septage and plans to build a faecal sludge treatment facility.