Desludging Operators in Tiruchirappalli: An Overview

TNUSSP | March 2018


Tiruchirappalli is a partially sewered city and a vast majority of the households are dependent on on-site sanitation systems. The city is serviced by nearly 30 private desludging operators andfew urban local body owned trucks. In-depth interviews with desludging operators were conducted to understand their business, operational practices and challenges. This report presents the findings from interviews with desludging operators along with the way forward.