Shimla: Draft City Sanitation Plan

GIZ-ASEM is currently supporting Shimla in the preparation of City Sanitation Plan (CSP) under the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP) formulated by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India (GOI) in the year 2008. The document has been prepared through a systematic consultation process with citizen groups, elected representatives, and Government departments/ agencies. The CSP seeks to address the needs and challenges of the City in a systematic manner with the participation of all its stakeholders and citizens.
City Level Goals
-Goal 1 – 100% coverage of the sanitation services (sewerage system, access to toilets, storm water management system, solid waste management system) physically covering all parts of the city;
- Goal 2 – Achieve open defecation free Shimla City;
- Goal 3 – 100% accessibility to the sanitation services (sewerage system, access to toilets, storm water management system, solid waste management system) available to all segments of the city and hence the total population of the city (inclusive approach);
- Goal 4 – 100% affordability of the sanitation services ensuring that the entire population shall be able to pay the stipulated charges for the various sanitation services and hence avail the benefits of the sanitation services (inclusive approach);
- Goal 5 – 100% efficiency in planning, design (simple technology & low capital intensive), operations, management, monitoring and capacity building for the workers/ staff, compliant to desired service levels shall be achieved;
- Goal 6 – 100% compliance to all pertinent rules and regulations. The citizens as well as the service providers shall adhere to the regulations laid down in respect of the sanitation services and hence make the services a viable and sustainable system;
- Goal 7 – Reengineer the institutional and governance framework to enable sustainable sanitation services and attain self-financing and self-sustaining ability for the Municipal Corporation of Shimla;
- Goal 8 – Create awareness generation amongst citizens regarding the benefits of better hygiene and sanitation practices and promote behavioural change towards sustainable sanitation practices;
- Goal 9 – Promotion of 4R principle (reduce, reuse, recycle and replace) – appropriate mechanisms shall be adopted to ensure the conservation principles at various levels of the services in order to minimise their environmental and economic adverse impacts. Read More