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The Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) was launched in the year 2015 to aid the Government of Tamil Nadu in its Tamil Nadu Sanitation Mission.

The programme aims to improve urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu by demonstrating innovations in two model cities—Coimbatore and Trichy—and then scaling it up across the state. The project is scheduled for a period of five years and is being implemented in two phases.

TNUSSP functions within Government of Tamil Nadu’s Municipal Administration and Water Supply (MAWS) department. To support the cause, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has set up a Technical Support Unit (TSU) at the state level, with two sub-TSUs each in Coimbatore and Trichy. The TSU is run by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) along with partners Gramalaya, Keystone Foundation and CDD Society. Read more

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The Goals

The programme aims to improve urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu by demonstrating innovations in two model cities—Coimbatore and Trichy—and then scaling it up across the state.

 

Focus Cities

Trichy, a partially-sewered large city that needs solutions for safe disposal of septic tank contents to become 100% sanitation secure; and

Coimbatore—PN Palayam and NN Palayam—a cluster of two small towns needing these solutions as an economical and effective means to achieve total sanitation.

 

Focus Areas

  • Improved Enabling Environment and Governance
  • Engineering and Planning
  • Implementation Support
  • Behaviour Change and Communication
  • Enterprise Development
  • Capacity Building and Training
  • Knowledge Management
  • Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation