About SCBP

Sanitation Capacity Building Platform(SCBP) is a platform anchored by NIUA and works as a collaborative initiative of experts and organisations committed to support and build the capacity of Urban Local Bodies, National Nodal Traiining Institutions, Academia and Private sector : to Plan, Design and Implement decentralized sanitation solutions. The Platform lends support to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, by focussing on urban sanitation and supports states and cities to move beyond Open Defecation Free (ODF) status by addressing the safe disposal and treatment of human faeces.

The Platform promotes non networked sanitation systems and has been operational since 2016. Over the last 3 years SCBP has developed as a credible platform including : 20 partners of the National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management Alliance(NFSSMA), 8 Nodal National Training Institutes and 9 universities partners. Together this Platform has developed a portfolio of standardised Faecal Sludge and Septage Management(FSSM) training modules, policy papers, technical reports and research. 

SCBP Portal is a knowledge platform on decentralised urban sanitation. 

With an overload of information on the net, this site provides a resource centre for Learning and Advocacy material, important Government orders and Reports, Training Modules, Workshop Reports and Publications produced under SCBP. We also share the most relevant work on decentralised sanitation from other organisations including Reports and Publications, Videos and learning material.

We invite engagement, suggestions and inputs for improving the content and reach of this platform. Kindly send your suggestions through the contact tab. 


National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) is premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge for the urban sector in India. It is registered as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. NIUA conducts research in emerging themes such as urbanization, urban policy and planning, municipal finance and governance, land economics, transit oriented development, urban livelihoods, environment and climate change and smart cities. NIUA supports innovations in the urban sector through informed dialogues, knowledge exchanges, training and capacity building. In its mission to promote evidence-based policy-making and urban scholarship, NIUA is currently engaged in inter-disciplinary research and proactive engagements with change agents, which involve projects that create & maintain digital interface solutions.