Supported By

Pahadi Pahel – towards cleaner horizons


Supported By

Setting up holistic solid waste management systems in the Lahaul valley


Keylong, Lahaul District

Supported By

Eicher Group Foundation

Focus Areas

Awareness & behavioural change; end to end SWM set up


Sept 2023 to Ongoing


:2000+ households and commercial establishments in 11 GPs in Lahaul District


MRF in Keylong, Regular dry waste collection from the 11 GPs and Responsible Tourism campaign


Himachal Pradesh

Key stakeholders

Community, tourists and Rural Local Body

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

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.