Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
About the Organization:
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge for the urban sector in India. It conducts research on urbanization, urban policy and planning, municipal finance and governance, land economics, transit oriented development, urban livelihoods, environment & climate change and smart cities.
About the Program:
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched by Honorable Prime Minister of India on October 2, 2014. The main objectives of SBM urban are to address both elimination of open defecation and Solid Waste Management in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the country by 2019
MoEFCC has drafted the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 and made citizens more accountable for their actions. It requires them to be more responsible towards their environment by reducing generation of waste. It also encourages segregating what they generate into various categories and handing them over as such to door to door waste collectors. This promotes different categories of waste to be reused, reprocessed and recycled rather than being dumped first on the roadside and thereafter outside the cities. MoHUA published a Solid Waste Management manual for implementing SWM Rules in 2016. This document has incorporated necessary specifications and actions for implementation in cities.
NIUA has been supported by MoHUA to implement the above mentioned initiative. Phase IV targets to:
Orient and train ULB officials in charge of Solid Waste Management through 40 city cluster workshops. Each city cluster workshop aims to train 40 participants from 20 ULBs in 9 cluster of cities in different states, thereby training 800 ULBs in the country. These workshops would be conducted in 26 locations, spread all over India.
Orient and train elected representatives in charge of Solid Waste Management through 10 Workshops with each workshop comprising 40 participants in 8 locations.
The main objectives of the workshops are:
RFPs are invited from reputed Training Entities (TEs) / Training Institutions (TIs) for conducting the above mentioned: