India: Introducing Best Practices for Septage Management

Sovereign Project | 43536-012

Summary

The objective of the TA is to assist the Government in establishing an appropriate implementation scheme for septage management through provision of city sanitation plan with septage management plans and manual of practice, focusing on collection, treatment and disposal as well as introducing international best practices on septage management. In addition, this TA will explore the development of performance indicators, which are supposed to be utilized as Service Level Benchmarks for septage. Specific outputs will include: (i) development of draft city sanitation plans (CSP) for pilot cities; (ii) development of draft septage management plan; (iii) implementation of pilot scheme for pilot areas; (iv) provision of training for relevant stakeholders; and (v) provision of workshops on disseminating lessons learnt from the pilot schemes as well as international best practices.

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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
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The objective of the TA is to assist the Government in establishing an appropriate implementation scheme for septage management through provision of city sanitation plan with septage management plans and manual of practice, focusing on collection, treatment and disposal as well as introducing international best practices on septage management. In addition, this TA will explore the development of performance indicators, which are supposed to be utilized as Service Level Benchmarks for septage. Specific outputs will include: (i) development of draft city sanitation plans (CSP) for pilot cities; (ii) development of draft septage management plan; (iii) implementation of pilot scheme for pilot areas; (iv) provision of training for relevant stakeholders; and (v) provision of workshops on disseminating lessons learnt from the pilot schemes as well as international best practices.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP) of India emphasizes the need for adequate septage management to achieve the goal of 100% safe sanitation. Urban local bodies (ULBs) are expected to develop strategies for full access to improved sanitation, through their city sanitation plans (CSPs), that address the technical issues and are associated with financially implementable plans. If a centralized sewerage system is not technically or financially justified, even for limited areas, the NUSP calls for ULBs and states to issue policies and provide technical solutions to on-site sanitation and septage management.

The need for proper septage management has been confirmed during the preparation and implementation of ADB-funded loan projects. Sewerage development does not always cover the entire ULB area, and the remaining non-sewered areas have demanded improved on site sanitation, despite its not being part of the scope of the projects. Septage treatment is one of the on site sanitation options, and it requires proper management. Also, ULBs need support in putting a septage management service into operation by developing management plans and implementation schemes for on-site sanitation. The proposed TA will therefore support the pilot ULBs in Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh in developing SMPs with CSPs and in implementing, on a pilot scale, on-site sanitation systems using international best practices, particularly in tourist destinations.

Impact Improved access to proper sanitation facilities for the urban population living in non-sewered areas.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The four selected ULBs recognizing the importance of appropriate sanitation and septage management that incorporates best practices.
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

Draft CSPs for Pilot Cities Prepared

Draft SMPs and Manual of Practice for pilot cities developed

Pilot implementation of SMPs undertaken in selected areas

Workshops and training on CSPs and SMPs conducted

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 ADB Officer Ashok Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban DevelopmentNirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Jun 2011
Fact Finding 30 Jun 2011 to 12 Jul 2011
MRM -
Approval 02 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2015

TA 7947-IND

Milestones
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
Title Document Type Document Date
Introducing Best Practices for Septage Management Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2011

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