Fecal Sludge & Septage Management Action Plan - FSSM - Kakinada

The National Urban sanitation Policy launched during 2008 envisages that all Indian cities become totally sanitized, healthy and livable and ensure and sustain good public health and environmental outcomes for all their citizens with a special focus on hygienic and affordable sanitation facilities for the urban poor and women. The overall goal of National policy is to transform Urban India into community-driven, totally sanitized, healthy and livable cities and city specific goals include: Awareness Generation and Behaviour Change, Open Defecation Free Cities, Integrated City-Wide Sanitation, Sanitary and Safe Disposal, and Proper Operation & Maintenance of all Sanitary Installations. Against this background, and in recognition of its importance to national and state development, the Integrated City-Wide Sanitation Plan for the City is prepared in 2016 to provide city-wide systematic approach and framework to achieve the goals contemplated under NUSP. However, the city does not comprehensively incorporate a strategic action plan in their City Sanitation Plan to address key challenges in Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) value chain and devise solutions.