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 Name||Introducing Best Practices for Septage Management|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|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.|
|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||Srivastava, Ashok|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Ministry of Urban Development
New Delhi 110 011
|Concept Clearance||08 Jun 2011|
|Fact Finding||30 Jun 2011 to 12 Jul 2011|
|Approval||02 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|02 Dec 2011||02 Mar 2012||02 Mar 2012||31 Dec 2013||31 Dec 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Introducing Best Practices for Septage Management: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Sep 2015|
|Introducing Best Practices for Septage Management||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2011|
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