Reports

Baseline Study – Periyanaicken-palayam and Narasimhanaicken-palayam

A Baseline Study was carried out in PNP and NNP to understand the existing status of sanitation in the two town panchayats. The study included water quality testing, transect mapping and study of sanitation systems across the sanitation value chain etc. Simultaneously, participatory exercises were done in these two urban locations, to understand the special disposition, needs and preferences of the urban poor communities residing in slum areas. This report summarises the findings of all the surveys (quantitative and qualitative), water quality testing, and the participatory exercises, to present a consolidated perspective of the sanitation situation in the two selected urban sites.

 

Behaviour Change and Communication – Programme Highlights

The Behaviour Change and Communications (BCC) is a key component of the TNUSSP and seeks to address the issue of behaviour change through a range of approaches, of which communication campaigns, activities targeted at appropriate segments, is an important part. This document outlines the contours of communication activities conducted at Tiruchirappalli, Periyanaicken-Palayam and Narasimhanaicken-Palayam.

City Sanitation Plan – Periyanaicken-palayam

The document give an overview of the TP in terms of demography, socio-economic and spatial profile, followed by the water arrangements for households, establishments and institutions, infrastructure and services pertaining to storm water management and solid waste management, details of access and arrangements for household sanitation. The document outlines the areas requiring improvements in sanitation delivery, and an Action Plan for improved sanitation in the ULB.

City Sanitation Plan – Narasimhanaicken-palayam

The document give an overview of the TP in terms of demography, socio-economic and spatial profile, followed by the water arrangements for households, establishments and institutions, infrastructure and services pertaining to storm water management and solid waste management, details of access and arrangements for household sanitation. The document outlines the areas requiring improvements in sanitation delivery, and an Action Plan for improved sanitation in the ULB.

 

Compendium of Innovative Technologys

The Compendium presents various innovations in technologies both at the field and laboratory levels. These technologies span across the faecal sludge value chain comprising of user interface, containment, collection, transportation, treatment and reuse. It provides reader of the Compendium with various options for implementation at the ground level contextual to demographic and geo-climatic situations.

 

Exposure Visit Report Draft

Legal and Institutional Review

This report reviews the current status of legal framework, sector policies, institutional arrangements, State finances, fund flows and schemes in existence for Urban Sanitation. Special emphasis has been placed on the assessment of existing on-site sanitation systems and their safe functioning through the Sanitation value chain. The Government of Tamil Nadu has been a pioneer in prioritizing on-site systems and septage management, evident in the issuance of the 2014 Septage Management Operative Guidelines. A review of the existing laws, policies, institutional arrangements and processes, helps identify the key areas of improvement, and set out a Roadmap for the State to move forward with securing 100% sanitation and public health outcomes across the full sanitation value chain, including network based and on-site systems. Read on….

Secondary Review Draft

Training Needs Assessment for Masons

The sanitation problem is not just about eliminating the need for open defecation by provision of infrastructure and instilling durable behaviour change, but also of ensuring safe containment in toilets, regular cleaning and proper conveyance of wastes from septic tanks, and treatment leading to disposal or safe re-use.

Studies have shown that many a time, septic tanks are not constructed properly and hence, do not function as safe containment and preliminary treatment structures. Similarly, pits need to be constructed properly to safely contain human excreta.
A training needs assessment was conducted among masons to understand the masonry practices in building toilets and construction of onsite systems, identify the skill gaps in the construction and ascertain the training needs of the masons.

Training Needs Assessment for ULB Officers

As a part of developing the TNUSSP’s capacity building strategy and action plan, a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) was carried out over Feb-May, 2016.
The objectives of the Assessment were:
To study the existing organisational structure and staffing in the State’s urban institutions
To assess the organisational functions, human resource competencies and training needs with respect to sanitation
To assess the training needs of Government officers at different levels and recommend training programmes.

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