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Open Defecation Free Pune

Individual House Hold Latrines (IHHL)

Government of India announced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2 Oct 2014, and on similar lines, Government of Maharashtra announced Swachh Maharahtra Abhiyan. Under the IHHL component of the Mission, PMC received funds from the Centre and the State and put in its contribution of rupees 4000, 8000 and 6000 respectively.

A GIS based microlisting exercise was initiated for mapping of IHHLs even before the announcement of the mission. The process of securing community engagement through NGOs initiated a dedicated multi stake holder task force for monitoring the progress and locally suitable options suggested by community coupled with local support and involvement of representatives made for sound basis for implementing the IHHL component under the Swachh Bharat Mission. NGOs like Shelter Assosiates played a pivotal role in the success of the model adopted by PMC.

As per 2001 census, PMC had a target of 16,117 IHHLs. Subsequently, a survey was conducted last year which showed that the number of individual household toilets had gone up to 19,845 and as on date 32,500 IHHLs have already been constructed in the last nine months. Pune is a leader amongst other cities across the country in a number of individual toilets constructed.

PMC aims to be an Open Defecation Free City by 2017 and is working real hard to achieve the said target. With the help and staunch support from the elected representatives and committed organisations like CREDAI Metro, dedicated NGOs like Shelter and all others who have joined hands this target seems achievable now as a true tribute to the Father of the Nation on his 150th birth anniversary.

Public and Community Toilets

With the aim to make Pune a 'Swachh city and Swasth city' PMC has taken a stock of the existing public and community toilets. The survey reveals that there is a gap in infrastructure and services provided and the demand for the same. The condition of existing public and community toilets have been identified, and detailed analysis are carried out. PMC is one of the first cities in the country to develop a Public Toilet Policy document that outlines the working model for maintaining public toilets under PPP model or under CSR funding.

As an addendum to this document, the Public Toilets Gap Analysis report lists out the geo tagged locations of all the public toilets and urinals. It also provides photographs showing the condition of toilets and urinals. The gap analysis along with the policy document becomes a ready reference for the corporate houses or any other private players to make decisions in adopting the public toilets

Pune Municipal Corporation plans to engage user through NGOs, toilet operators using sustainable operational model and corporate social responsibility to partner in providing improved public toilet facilities in the city.

Activities till Dec 2016

  • CSR funding for construction and maintenance of Public Toilets - 11 Public toilets through Adar Poonawalla Clean City and Indus towers
  • Bus Toilet for women (Mobile toilet) – In partnership with PMPML and 3S, Renovation of 3 old Public buses for Public toilets, located at major roads in city, providing 15 Toilet seats.

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