Positioning FSTPs as Resource Centres


There is a negative perception of waste treatment facilities related to odour, dust, and noise. However, leveraging the fact that fecal sludge treatment plants (FSTP) is a new concept in Tamil Nadu, they can be positioned as ‘resource centers’ for government officers, sector professionals, and the public to learn about Fecal Sludge Management (FSM). They can also be used as a platform to highlight the role of sanitation workers in FSM and create awareness among sanitation workers about their health, safety, and welfare. This paper discusses TNUSSP’s efforts to position FSTPs as resource centers, and increasing multi-stakeholder engagement.