About the project

Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched by the Honourable Prime Minister of India on October 2, 2014. The main objective of SBM Urban is to address both elimination of open defecation and solid waste management (SWM) in all 4041 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the country by 2019.
To address mainly Solid Waste management issues, the Swachh Bharat Mission has launched a multipronged approach to counter the cyclical effects of de-motivation and poor performance by infusing enthusiasm, financial support, a feeling of accountability among the staff of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) towards cleanliness and massive awareness campaigns among citizens who are the primary generators of solid waste in the cities.
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has been involved in capacity building of ULB officials for implementing the plans related to cleanliness and Solid Waste Management component of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). To help ULBs in various states develop capacity and motivation to modernize, incentivize, innovate and achieve compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, the Phase I & Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission Exposure Workshops were conducted by NIUA in a total of 24 batches (12 batches each) in which 647 officials were trained during May – October 2016 (Phase I) and May – October 2017 (Phase II).
In 2018, NIUA planned to conduct Phase III in five parts: In the first part, the Training of Trainers (TOT) handbook and Field Visit Manual was prepared. In the second part, training workshops was conducted to train municipal officials of about 43 cities of National Capital region (NCR). In the third part, a national level workshop would be conducted for three members each from 13 Training Entities (TEs). In August, 2018, the fourth part would cover training of officials from 1600 statutory towns by 13 TEs, through 80 city cluster workshops from September to December 2018. And finally in the fifth part the research questionnaire and feedback forms collected from the workshops would be analyzed and reports would be prepared between January to March 2019. The workshops would mainly involve exposure visits to different Solid Waste Management (SWM) locations in different parts of India with some classroom sessions on first and last days.


Dr. Shyamala Mani
Team Leader, SBM SWM Exposure Workshops

Dr. Shyamala Mani, is the team leader of SBM SWM Exposure Workshops. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from JNU, from where she also completed her M.Phil degree. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Madurai Kamaraj University... Read more...

Ms. Paramita Datta Dey
Sr. Research Officer and Project Coordinator

Paramita Datta Dey is a city planner and has more than 20 years of experience in Urban Development, Water and Sanitation, Urban Poverty Reduction, Policy and Programme Development, Programme management, Environmental and Social Assessment,... Read more...

Kaustubh Parihar
Project Associate

He has 3 years of professional work experience in Urban Climate Resilience and Sustainability. He studied Civil Engineering from RGPV University, Bhopal and Master in Planning (Specialization in Environmental Planning) from School of Planning... Read more...

Gaurav Roy
Research Associate

He has Master’s Degree in Urban Development & Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies and Bachelor’ degree in planning from Amity School of Architecture and Planning, Noida in 2016. He has worked with Government organizations like... Read more...

Kisslay Anand
Research Associate

He is a development professional with experience in WASH, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Development. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Development Studies from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gandhinagar and Bachelor... Read more...

Poulomy Banerjee
Research Associate

She is an Architect-Planner, with specialization in Environmental Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (2016-18), and Bachelor’s in Architecture from Piloo Mody College of Architecture, Cuttack (2010-15). She has worked as... Read more...

Umra Anees
Research Associate

She is an Urban Planner, holds a Master’s degree (specialization in Urban Planning) from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (2016-18), and a Bachelor’s degree in planning from Amity School of Architecture and Planning, Noida (2011-15... Read more...

Tavishi Darbari
Research Associate

She is an experienced Architect and a Development Practitioner with specialization in Sustainable Development Practices. She ­did her Bachelor’s in Architecture from Jamia Millia Islamia (2008-13) and Master’s in Sustainable Development Practices... Read more...

Research Associate

She is an Architect and Development Practitioner with specialization is Sustainable Development Practice from TERI School of Advance Studies, New Delhi and Bachelors from the Jamia Millia Islamia. After graduation she worked in multiple projects... Read more...