The Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Mumbai, of the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG), conducted the Converging SBM (Urban) and NULM for Clean Cities workshop on 7th February in Jaipur. The event was supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, GOI.
AIILSG selected the SUNYA pilot as a best practice to promote urban livelihoods through various activities under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), and invited the project team to give a presentation. Bhupandra Salodia, CapaCITIES’ city staff from Udaipur, presented the SUNYA Pilot and spoke on the theme of ‘Good Practices in SBM (U) & NULM Convergence and Sustainability’.
The Project Director, National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) and Local Self Government, Commissioner of Ratangarh Nagar Parishad, officials from the department of local bodies and municipalities, and district coordinators of NULM from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat attended the workshop.
Under the CapaCITIES project, the Udaipur Municipal Corporation and Udaipur Smart City Limited have prioritised the solid waste management sector, and are working on programmes to improve the status quo. This follows the formulation of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. In this regard, the city administration, with support from the CapaCITIES team, have selected ward numbers 1 and 41 for a pilot demonstration.