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Honey Sucker is proposed to be a dynamic technology start up in the water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector that is poised to capture substantial market share in one of the fastest growing service segments in the country, Faecal Sludge Management (FSM). The startup is supported by BMGF(Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation), and is intends to offer faecal sludge management solutions through a technology based aggregator application (app) that connects individual and institutional customers and governments with desludging operators or "vendors".


In simple words we will track all the sewage disposal through this app and ensure its treatment.


Services Provided


Background/FSM Industry

As per the Census of India, about 41% of the urban households in India and 31% of the urban households in Maharashtra use on-site sanitation systems such as septic tanks and pit latrines.


cities are completely dependent on on-site systems


cities use a mixed system with both sewer network and on-site systems


cities have at least a partial conventional underground sewerage system


cities have full sewer systems

There has been poor on-ground implementation of FSM solutions because of factors such as

The Government of India has undertaken an endeavor for clean and open defecation free (ODF) India in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 6 of 'universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water and adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all'.


While sewerage systems serve parts of our large cities, a large portion of faecal waste generated elsewhere is disposed indiscriminately on open grounds and water systems, contributing to disease burden and pollution of critical water resources. Adopting safe treatment of septage and faecal sludge management solutions provides cities like Pune an opportunity to address this challenge.

Why Honey sucker

The services offered through Honey Sucker will adhere to higher standards of quality and ethics. This platform aims to set a standard of cleaning and quality in its services and one of the focus of the app is the Provision of a service with minimum benchmarking of:

This platform will look at bringing quality aspects in the FSM solutions segment (which currently does not play such as important role). The value propositions along with benefits and outcomes to each group i.e. Customers, vendors and government are clearly laid out and each group can take advantage of this innovative app.


The industry and market for faecal sludge management services and septage management will only continue growing. There is a lot of market and economic development taking place in various Indian cities especially Pune City. This development has called for added focus on FSM and a race to gain ODF(Open Defecation Free) status. In line with Swachh Bharat Mission, the government will soon be increasing focus on FSM which is currently being handled by each city ULB(Urban Local Bodies) independently. Honey Sucker is coming to market at the right time to care of this boom in demand which is expected to surface over the course of the next 10-15 years. Honey Sucker will cater and provide its services to all income groups (High income, Middle income and Low income). The focus of the app will be first on urban and peri urban areas and then rural as per increase in scale.