A national working group was convened in January 2016 with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the mandate to build consensus around and drive the discourse on Faecal sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) forward, nationally. The alliance currently comprises of 24 organizations (including WASH Institute) across the country working towards solutions for India States and Cities. The Alliance members meet every month to track the progress and also to derive various actions towards main streaming of FSSM. The NFSSM Alliance works on all aspects from City Sanitation Plans to Regulatory and institutional frameworks across the sanitation value chain. In September 2016, The NFSSM Alliance working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Urban Development helped to design a National Declaration for a national goal on FSSM and a convergence of all urban development schemes. This declaration was signed by Mission Directors, The Secretary and by 100 plus cities. Also, the Alliance has extended its support to the Ministry of Urban Development for a "Primer and Rapid Assessment Tool for FSSM budgeting by the Urban Local bodies". The NFSSM Alliance will continue to work towards promoting the FSSM agenda and sustainable sanitation for all.