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.
13 sewerage schemes have been completed ( Shimla,Palampur, Mandi, Jawalamukhi
Shri Naina Devi Ji, Chamba, Bilaspur, Rohroo, Ghumarwin, Manali, Joginder
nagar, Arki, Rampur and 2 rural schemes (Reckong-Peo and Sarahan). The
work on 24 schemes is in progress ( Una, Solan, Sundernagar, Paonta,
Sarkaghat, Kullu, Mehatpur, Santokhgarh, Dalhousie, Chowari, Bhuntar,
Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Nagrota, Jubbal , Sujanpur, Nadaun, Kotkhai,
Narkanda, Theog, Nurpur, Suni and Dehra).
It is proposed to commission sewerage scheme Sarkaghat and Sujanpur
during the year 2010-11.