As towns in the State mostly serve as health resorts, environment improvement
assume special significance particularly to avoid pollution of the rivers
and other water bodies of the State. Secondly, to abolish carrying of
night soil on head load and scavenging system in the country/states,
the Government has given top priority to connect dry latrine system
into water pour system. Hence, the sewerage programme has assumed immense
importance. Under this programme sewerage facilities are proposed to
be provided in all towns of the State.
19 Urban sewerage schemes have been completed ( Shimla,Palampur, Mandi,
Jawalamukhi Shri Naina Devi Ji, Chamba, Bilaspur, Rohroo, Ghumarwin,
Manali, Joginder nagar, Arki, Rampur, kullu ,bhunter, una, Dharamshala,
Sundernagar, jubbal and 2 rural schemes (Reckong-Peo and Sarahan). The
work on 25 schemes is in progress ( Solan, Paonta, Sarkaghat, Kullu,
Mehatpur, Santokhgarh, Dalhousie, Chowari, Hamirpur, Kangra, Nagrota,
Sujanpur, Nadaun, Kotkhai, Narkanda, Theog, Nurpur, Suni, Dehra,Bilaspur,Talai,
Gagret, Rewalsar, Chamba, Baddi and Nalagarh).