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Regional Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanisation in India: Challenges of delivering Water and Sanitation services in urban India

February 20, 2013 

The fourth Regional Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination Workshop was organised at Chandigarh in partnership with CII on February 20, 2013. The focus of the workshop was on challenges in service delivery of water and sanitation in urban India. The participating cities were from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh.

L to R: Mr. Vikram Hans, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Mr. Malvinder Mohan Singh, and Mr. Pikender Pal Singh

The inaugural session was addressed by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda,  Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia initiated the discussions by giving an overview of the state of service delivery in Indian cities. The urban team presented the findings and recommendations of the HPEC (Ahluwalia) Report, 2011.

Thematic presentations were made by Mr. Suresh Kumar Nangia, Principal Secretary Water and Sanitation, Punjab; Mr. Rakesh Verma, Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana; and Ms. Nandini Palwal, Additional CEO, Delhi Jal Board, among others. The discussions that followed shed light on some initiatives to improve the standards of delivery, for example, the use of IT to improve billing and collection systems by the Delhi Jal Board, 100% treatment of waste water and partial reuse of treated water for irrigation of public parks by Chandigarh, to mention a few.

Inaugural Session
Chair : Mr Malvinder Mohan Singh
Chairman, CII Northern Region
Introductory remarks by the Chair
Challenges of Urbanisation in India: Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia 
Urbanisation Project Leader and
Chairperson, ICRIER
Presentation of the HPEC (Ahluwalia) 2011 Report :Urban Team ICRIER
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Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest:Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda 
Hon’ble Chief Minister
Government of Haryana
Tea Break 

Session II: Experience sharing by states

Chair: Professor Meenu Tewari
HUDCO Chair Professor, ICRIER
Introductory remarks by the Chair
Focus on Water and Sanitation: Urban Team ICRIER 
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Presentation by Mr. Suresh Kumar Nangia
Principal Secretary Water and Sanitation, Government of Punjab
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Presentation by Mr Rakesh Verma 
Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana
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Presentation by Mr S K Bansal 
Engineer-in-Chief, Public Health Engineering Department Government of Haryana
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Session III: Experience sharing by states (continued)

Chair: Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
Presentation by Mr R C Diwan 
Superintendent Engineer Chandigarh 
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Presentation by Ms Nandini Palwal 
Additional CEO and Director – Finance & Accounts, Delhi Jal Board 
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Presentation by Mr P K Sinha 
Chief Engineer, Government of Uttar Pradesh
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