Bhubaneswar: Women SHG to manage Septage Treatment Plant

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to hand over a Septage Treatment Plant (SeTP) to a women self-help group (WSHG) for its operation and management.

The group, namely UNIQUE SHG, selected for the purpose is undergoing a rigorous training at septage treatment plant, Basuaghai and ongoing plant at Rokat. To meet the septage generation demand in Bhubaneswar, BMC has come up with second treatment plant at Rokat (near Pandara).

The treatment plant will be handed over to the Mission Shakti Group for operation and maintenance, very soon. Capacity of the plant is of 75 kilo litre per day (KLD) which will serve a population of at least 2.2 lakh in Bhubaneswar.

The Mission Shakti Group will also be trained on softer aspects such as how to manage the group, how to keep record of their account and expenditure, financial management, group dynamics, deciding the salary of each member involved, problem solving aptitude and observing group behaviour and required technical understanding of the plant.

The month-long training of the Mission Shakti Group for operation and maintenance of Septage Treatment Plant, Rokat, Bhubaneswar started from 9th July and will continue till 8th Aug.

After successful completion of the training, a contract will be signed between the SHG and BMC.

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