Many areas in Delhi are not covered by current centralized sewerage systems and are served through onsite-sanitation systems such as septic tanks and pit latrines. These systems need alternate decentralized solutions such as Fecal Sludge Management (FSM). A consortium of partners - Water Aid India, CURE and International Water Management Institute, aims to demonstrate a small scale, decentralized FSM solution in an urban low-income re-settlement colony in Delhi, India's capital. The proposed demonstration unit will be set up in Savda Ghevra, which is 40 km North West of Delhi with a population of 36,000 with neither piped water supply nor any sewer network. The proposed project intends to identify similar low-income settlements, or resettlement colonies in the city, where the FSM solution can be considered for replication by the Delhi government. The investment will address contemporary innovations encompassing the entire sanitation value chain - containment, collection, transport, treatment/reuse, and develop a viable business model for successful demonstration of the FSM solution. The work will be undertaken in close coordination with relevant government agencies such as the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), and the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).
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