Urban Sanitation and Swachh Bharat Mission

UMC’s approach has been to guide improvements across the full value chain of sanitation. UMC provides support to urban local bodies in terms of policies, guidelines, standard operating procedures and handholding assistance to improve sanitation in their cities.

UMC provides technical assistance to the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). one of the recent support has been to prepare a guidebook on their Swachh Survekshan Survey 2017. Download the annexure to the guidebook here.

The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India formulated the National Urban Sanitation Policy (2009) that envisions community-driven, total sanitized, healthy and livable cities and towns. The NUSP states that cities should become open defecation free, all human and liquid wastes should be collected and safely treated and adequate resources should be available for the operation and maintenance of the sanitation facilities.

The Government of Gujarat launched the state mission titled “Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission (MGSM)” with a vision to make Gujarat open defecation free, zero waste, dust free and green. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by the Government of India also aims to create a clean India by 2019. UMC is currently providing technical assistance in design of monitoring frameworks of sanitation initiatives and drafting of policies and guidelines.

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