City sanitation plan for Shimla

The Objectives of the City Sanitation Plan in Shimla are: To adopt a demand-based strategy and community participation in planning, implementation and management of sanitation infrastructure; To adopt locally suitable methods, technologies and materials, and provide necessary facilitation support to the Municipal Corporation; To encourage community and private participation and define their role in creation and maintenance of the sanitation infrastructure, and thereby ensure a sense of ownership; To ensure coordination between various departments working in the field of water supply and sanitation, such as health, education, public health and engineering department, industry, environment, transport, pollution control board, etc.; To ensure an optimum and coordinated use of funds from various sources; and To promote novel ideas in mobilisation of funds, including reforms in tax regime, public private partnerships, exploring the private market, user charges, beneficiary contribution, etc.

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