India: Introducing Best Practices for Septage Management

Sovereign Project | 43536-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Introducing Best Practices for Septage Management
Project Number 43536-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7947-IND: Introducing Best Practices for Septage Management
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Completed.The four selected ULBs are sensitzed and they are recognizing the importance of appropriate sanitation and septage management that incorporates best practices.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Draft CSPs for Pilot Cities Prepared: Completed for both states - Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh.

Draft SMPs and Manual of Practice for pilot cities developed: Completed for both the states - Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh

Pilot implementation of SMPs undertaken in selected areas: Taken up, by both the states.

Workshops and training on CSPs and SMPs conducted: Consultation workshops/trainings organized for both the states. One workshop for Mizoram was organized on April 2014, and one national workshop was organized at Delhi on Oct 2014.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The need of septage management has been confirmed through Ministry of Urban Development with various stakeholders, mainly development partners.
During Project Implementation A citywide, total sanitation, and inclusive approach to CSP preparation will be taken. A city level implementation committee will be established to oversee the activities. The members of the committee will be government officials and representatives of business and commercial communities, academe, civil society, nongovernment organizations, industry, and residents. Consultations will be managed by the committee with the support of consultants.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require about 48 person-months of national consulting services. The consultants will be hired by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) according to its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Separate sets of consultants will recruited for Himachal Pradesh and Mizoram states, through a firm or individually, except for the knowledge management and training specialist and the technical adviser, who will work for both states. In addition to these consultants, an international expert in sanitation will be hired to introduce international best practices in septage management in Japan, by agreement with the Japan Sanitation Consortium.
Procurement All procurement of goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurment Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ashok Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban Development
Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 011


Concept Clearance 08 Jun 2011
Fact Finding 30 Jun 2011 to 12 Jul 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2015

TA 7947-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2011 02 Mar 2012 02 Mar 2012 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 02 Dec 2011 602,183.50

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