Public Health Pilot Projects
Sanitation Improvement in Aya Nagar, New Delhi
The following note outlines the activities, time and resources required to design and plan a decentralized sewage treatment system at demonstration scale for the urban village of Lado Sarai, New Delhi.
The spread of unauthorised construction in our cities has assumed significant proportions. One such unauthorised colony is Aya Nagar, situated on the south-western edge of Delhi.
Urban Sanitation Project is aimed at improving health outcomes and standard of living for 55 vulnerable families living in G Block, Aya Nagar in South- Western Delhi.
The pilot project is a prototypical model for evolving and establishing a sanitation management program in Phase V, Z-Block, Aya Nagar.
The Aya Nagar pilot project is a prototypical model for evolving a sanitation management program in the settlement .
A non-profit registered society, Greha, working with the residents of Aya Nagar, an urbanising settlement on the south-western edge of Delhi, approached the Delhi Government in 1999 to improve the physical infrastructure of the settlement.
Public awareness regarding environmental improvement in Aya Nagar was spread within the community by meetings of the Aya Nagar Vikas Samiti, by holding public workshops and by distributing a specially designed information leaflet to all households.
Recent surveys carried out in Delhi have shown that 75 percent of its population is now living in informal settlements. The Delhi government defines eight types of settlements in the city, including 'planned colonies'.