Supported By

Pahadi Pahel – towards cleaner horizons

Ongoing

Supported By

Setting up holistic solid waste management systems in the Lahaul valley

Location

Keylong, Lahaul District

Supported By

Eicher Group Foundation

Focus Areas

Awareness & behavioural change; end to end SWM set up

Duration

Sept 2023 to Ongoing

Coverage

700 households and commercial establishments in 11 GPs in Lahaul District

Target

MRF in Keylong, Regular dry waste collection from the 11 GPs

State

Himachal Pradesh

Key stakeholders

Community and Rural Local Body

Background:
The Himalayan region is increasingly becoming vulnerable to climate change because of uncontrolled tourist activities. The situation is becoming critical because of the large quantities of waste being left behind after the tourist season and the lack of capacities in the Himalayan villages to handle the waste. 

Objectives:
The objective of this intervention is to set up the required collection and processing infrastructure in the villages around Keylong in the Lahaul Valley. Along with the infrastructure, the intervention will also establish a collection system suited to the needs of the hilly region and build the supply chain for different waste streams to ensure pick up of all the dry waste from the valley. The project is being run in close coordination with the district authorities and the SADA.