Link to some useful documents, resources, briefs and project synopsis

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Haryana State Finance Commission Report

Mukul Asher, our mentor and advisor, was chairman to the 5th State Finance Commission for the state of Haryana. This is the report.  The report has an elaborate chapter on Urban Issues and has many insightful recommendations including those on unused tolls and levies prescribed in many bye-laws. It also recommends a clear ‘Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)’ for collection of taxes that may be followed by all municipalities.


O&M and Revenue Models for Public Toilets

We have been developing toolkits, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures,  Revenue Model, Terms of References, partnership strategies and other knowledge products for creating trendsetting public toilet blocks and their Operations and Maintenance.


 Integrated Municipal and FSM management Model

Integrating model for management of Municipal Solid Waste and Faecal Sludge through a closed chain lifecycle perspective. Both systems deal with a significant portion of organic waste, which can be potentially treated together. 


Legislative Distinction between Municipal Corporations and Municipal Counciles

Distinction and analysis of the composition, functioning and powers of municipal councils and municipal corporations including powers to make rules, raise taxes and levies, borrowing powers, conduct of their duties and others. Interventions to raise economic and financial profile of councils by optimising on these legislative powers.

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ULB and State level regulations for Faecal Sludge Management

Key regulations and best practices for management and conduct of Faecal Sludge cleaning operations-based on analysis of faecal sludge cleaning operations practices across multiples cities and states