A Tool for City Sanitation Management

SANMAN: A Tool for City Sanitation Management East Delhi, North Delhi, Agra, Noida, Dharamshala, Shamli, Shahjhanpur, Jaipur, Ghaziabad, Rourkela, Ajmer, Gopalpur, Muzzafarpur, Bhubaneswar

Sanitation Manager or SANMAN, is a planning tool developed by CURE using GIS digital platform to layer sanitation data onto city maps for sanitation investment projections for under-serviced populations living in slum and squatter settlements in Indian cities. SANMAN was conceived by CURE as a way to collate data generated from slum communities using community mapping and participatory processes to understand spatial distribution of services inside slums, as also the area's closeness to city infrastructure to incubate and innovate, simplified sanitation solutions that are equalizing, integrating and inclusive. CURE has successfully collaborated with ULBs, parastatal agencies and state governments to crowdsource large amounts of spatial and non-spatial data, and converge and digitize these to build SANMANs. SANMANs are a useful tool the enables cities to achieve the goals of the GOI Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to eliminate Open Defecation (OD). SANMANs have been combined with various technologies like GIS, GPRS, GMS and web based application for purposes of documentation, analysis and data visualization. The information system thus developed has supported Smart and Intelligent decisions by these cities to locate new municipal services and allocate, target, optimize resources and manage these effectively. Five broad impacts of SANMAN have been; a.the collection and integration of community data with city data; b. collation of data dispersed across municipal services to create a city-wide information system that is easy to access and use for planning service delivery and which results in improved service delivery and operations; c. city savings from reduced redundancy and duplication of efforts and better management of city assets and property; d. seamless inter-departmental and inter-agency coordination producing convergence, public safety benefits, and economies of scale including from shared data; and e. continued improvement of workflows and optimized use of staff and scarce resources by integrating data with city management systems

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