Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Abbreviations

(Arranged alphabetically for easy access)

 

ENVIS- Environment Information System

 

MoEF&CC- Ministry of Environment Forests & Climate Change

 

NIC – National Informatics Centre

 

HSS - Hygiene, Sanitation, Sewage Traetment Systems and Technology

 

ADB - Asian Development Bank

 

AIP - Annual Implementation Plan

 

AIDSCAP – AIDS Control and Prevention

 

APL - Above Poverty Line

 

ASHA - Accredited Social Health Activist

 

BOD - Biological Oxygen Demand

 

BCC – Behavioural Change Communication

 

BPL - Below Poverty Line

 

BRC - Block Resource Centre

 

CHC - Community Health Clubs

 

COD- Chemical Oxygen Demand

 

CDM – Clean Development Mechanism

 

CPSEs- Central Public Sector Enterprises

 

CPCB- Central Pollution Control Board

 

CPHEEO- Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation

 

CNG - Compressed Natural Gas

 

CSE- Centre for Science and Environment

 

CSIR- Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

 

CSTF- Common Septage Treatment Facility

 

CBO – Community Based Organisation

 

CCDU - Communication and Capacity Development Unit

 

CRSP - Central Rural Sanitation Programme

 

CSC- Community Sanitary Complex

 

CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility

 

DDWS- Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation

 

DSACS – Delhi State AIDS Control Society

 

DFID- Department for International Development

 

DPS- Duckweed Pond System

 

DWWTS- Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems

 

DWSC - District Water and Sanitation Committee

 

DWSM - District Water and Sanitation Mission

 

GDP- Gross Domestic Product

 

GOI – Government of India

 

GP - Gram Panchayat

 

GSS - Gram Swachhata Sabha

 

IRC- International Water and Sanitation Centre

 

IAY - Indira Awas Yojana

 

IEC - Information, Education and Communication

 

IHHL - Individual Household Latrine

 

IPC - Inter Personal Communication

 

JMP- joint monitoring programme

 

LGU- Local Government Units

 

MBR- Membrane Bio- Reactors

 

MDG- Millennium Development Goals

 

MLD- Million Litres per Day

 

MLALADS - Members of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development Scheme

 

MNREGA- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

 

MoDWS- Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

 

MPLADS - Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

 

NACO - National AIDS Control Organization

 

NIUA - National Institute of Urban Affairs

 

NRDWP- National Rural Drinking Water Programme

 

NRSC- National Remote Sensing Centre

 

NWP- National Water Policy

 

NUSP- National Urban Sanitation Policy

 

NSSO- National Sample Survey Office

 

NBA - Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan

 

NGO - Non Governmental Organisation

 

NGP - Nirmal Gram Puraskar

 

NRHM- National Rural Health Mission

 

NSSC - National Scheme Sanctioning Committee

 

O & M- Operation and Maintenance

 

OSS- On-site Sanitation Systems

 

PDU- Pilot cum Demonstration Unit

 

PAC - Plan Approval Committee

 

PAT - Profit After Tax

 

PC - Production Centre

 

PHED- Public Health Engineering Department

 

PRI- Panchayati Raj Institution

 

PSI - Population Survey of India

 

PTA – Parent Teachers Associations

 

RES - Renewable Energy Sources

 

RGNDWM- Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission

 

R & D- Research & Development

 

RS - Renewable Sources

 

RZT- Root Zone Treatment Systems

 

RALU - Rapid Action Learning Unit

 

RSM - Rural Sanitary Mart

 

SBT- Soil Biotechnology

 

SCOPE- Society for Community Organisation and Peoples Education

 

STP- Sewage Treatment Plant

 

STD - Sexually Transmitted Diseases

 

SBM (G) – Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)

 

SHG - Self Help Group

 

SuSanA- Sustainable Sanitation Alliance

 

SLTS – School Led Total Sanitation

 

SLWM - Solid and Liquid Waste Management

 

SSA - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

 

SLSSC - State Level Scheme Sanctioning Committee

 

SWSM - State Water and Sanitation Mission

 

TPPF - Twin - Pit Pour Flush (Latrine)

 

TSC - Total Sanitation Campaign

 

TS- Total Solids

 

UNICEF- United Nations Children's Fundrong>

 

UASB- Up flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket

 

UIDSSMT- Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns

 

ULBs- Urban Local Bodies

 

USAID- United States Agency for International Development

 

USEPA- United States Environmental Protection Agency

 

UV- Ultra violet

 

UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

 

UNDP- United Nations Development Programme

 

VWSC- Village Water and Sanitation Committee

 

WSP- Waste Sanitation Programme

 

WATSAN- Water & Sanitation

 

WWTP- Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

WSSCC- Water Supply & Sanitation Collabrative Council

 

WHO- World Health Organization

 

WASH – Water sanitation and Hygiene

 

WSSO - Water and Sanitation Support Organisation

 

ZP- Zila Panchayat /Parishad