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India
Commitment
4 - Recognize the importance of sustainable environmental sanitation and hygiene in urban areas including solid and liquid waste and faecal sludge management for all urban dwellers, regardless of tenure.
Decided at SACOSAN V, 2013
0.528

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New measures (Policy and guidelines) developed for sustainable faecal sludge management after SACOSAN V.
0
No new progress after SACOSAN V
0.3
Work in progress on developing new initiatives/measures
0.7
Designing of new initiatives/measures completed
1
New measures developed and being implemented
1.00
× 33%

Achievement reported for commitment "New measures initiated for sustainable solid waste management"

A draft advisory note on septage management under NUSP published in 10 January 2013. One of the thrust areas under AMRUT is septage management including faecal sludge management which involves cleaning, transportation and treatment in a cost-effective manner along with mechanical and biological cleaning of sewers and septic tanks. Under SBM (U)- technologies (Biodigester Toilet developed by DRDO) are given for faecal sludge management and recommends developing a Septage Management Plan (SMP) as a part of city sanitation plans (CSP). Eco vapor toilets, Ecosan Urine Diversion Dehydration Toilet (UDDT), Aerobic Biological Toilets, Sulabh Technologies, etc. are some of the sustainable technologies for faecal sludge management under different phases of deployment in the country. Draft manual on Municipal solid waste management (May 2014)-Government of India has sanctioned twelfth and thirteenth Finance Commission grants and funds for improvement of MSWM under flagship projects like JNNURM, UIDSSMT from 2005 onwards. Lot of initiatives undertaken for sustainable SLWM in different cities of the country including scientific waste disposal (NIUA, 2015). Even though plans/policies exist but are not sustainable since the livelihoods of people adversely effected. Also, under the ranking of cities based on sanitation conditions, SLWM and faecal sludge management, both safe collection and treatment are important components. As per NUSP, the provisioning of basic sanitation should be de-linked from the issues of land tenure. Every urban dweller should be provided with minimum levels of sanitation, irrespective of the legal status of the land in which he/she is dwelling, possession of identity proof or status of migration. *Less evidence on provision of sanitation needs regardless of land tenure. While most cities in India are using various technology options for waste processing, there are still very few cities exploring safe and scientific waste disposal. There is nothing new with respect to funding for SLWM.

    CSO Traffic Light Paper scores and evidence, India, 2016

    Traffic Lights Paper (TLP)/Progress Chase Matrix of the commitments made by the countries represented at the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) V held in Kathmandu, Nepal during October 2013. It was prepared in close consultation with FANSA and WaterAid India, and other key stakeholders in the sanitation sector.

    New measures initiated for sustainable solid waste management in urban areas after SACOSAN V.
    0
    No new progress after SACOSAN V
    0.3
    Work in progress on developing new initiatives/measures
    0.7
    Designing of new initiatives/measures completed
    1
    New measures developed and being implemented
    0.30
    × 33%
    Special measures to ensure sanitation facilities to slum dwellers regardless of land tenure.
    0
    No new progress after SACOSAN V
    0.3
    Work in progress on developing new initiatives/measures
    0.7
    Designing of new iniatives/measures completed
    1
    New measures developed and being implemented
    0.30
    × 33%