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

Printed Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

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