Asian Development Bank (ADB) released a book entitled ‘Asian Sanitation Data Book 2008 : Achieving Sanitation for All’ in October 2009. The data book on sanitation for the Asia and Pacific region features raw data and analyses on the sanitation situation in 27 Asian cities. It includes four Indian cities, namely Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore and Jabalpur.
The survey has commented upon the situation of sanitation and household wastewater treatment facilities polluting ground and surface waters.
This Ministry has already formulated a National Urban Sanitation Policy. Ministry also gives funds to the cities under various schemes such as Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission (JnNURM) and Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT). Projects with estimated cost of US$ 383 million with loan assistance of $ 252 million are implemented in the State of Madhya Pradesh which aim to address citywide deficiencies in basic urban services of four major cities, namely, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore & Jabalpur, by supporting investments in urban water supply and environmental improvement and will include enhancing public participation & awareness.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Urban Development Shri Saugata Roy in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.