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Solid Waste Management

PMC's approach towards Solid Waste and Sanitation is comprehensive with careful selection and sustained application of appropriate technology, working conditions, and establishment of a 'social license' between the community and other service providers. Instead of something disposable, waste is seen as a renewable resource with potential to aid in problems including electricity shortages and resource recovery.

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Individual Toilets

For effective access to sanitation, our aim for the urban poor is to provide each family a toilet of their own. Individual toilet provides improved access to families through better maintenance and ownership.

One Home One Toilet 

To provide sanitation at a household level PMC implemented the ‘One Home One Toilet’ project. The objective of the project was to discourage and reduce open defecation by creating sustainable toilet facilities for the urban poor through community participation.These projects involve the community through various engagement activities like total sanitation approach, micro planning processes, etc.

In the year 2015, Pune Municipal Corporation partnered with Shelter Associates for building 400 toilets in the slums of Pune city. Through this partnership, PMC sponsored the cost of the toilet hardware and construction.While Shelter was responsible for the provision of the requisite data and information on possible infrastructure gaps in the drainage system, identification of the beneficiary families, monitoring & supervising the actual construction and finally the Community Mobilization for proper utilization of the provided individual toilets.

Shelter-PMC Partnership

  • In the year 2015, Shelter has partneredwiththe Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for building 400 toilets in slums of Pune.
  • In this partnership, PMC sponsored the cost of the toilet hardware and construction, while Shelter was responsible for the providing slum data and information on any infrastructure gaps in the drainage system, identification of the beneficiary families, monitoring and supervision of the actual toilet construction and Community Mobilization for proper utilization of the provided individual toilets.

  • As a part of the Swach Bharat Mission, the PMC plans to provide individual toilets to 16,000 families across 15 wards of Pune, by 2016 for which Shelter had undertaken the process of Rapid Household Surveys across 107 slums of Pune covering approximately 48,000households. Ithelped in the process of selection of needy beneficiary families who require individual toilets which were exactly located on the GIS map allowing to utilize time and resources optimally. These 107 slums were selected based on the criteria of those slums having a greater percentage of Open Defecation across wards.