According to the bank website, "this operation supports the Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP)’s water supply and sewerage (WSS) Medium-term Program in establishing the WSS Company with devolved responsibilities for improving services in the Greater Shimla Area along with policies for service delivery orientation and accountability to customers, operational efficiency and financial sustainability. The GoHP and SMC have incorporated the WSS Company (SJPNL) with a Board of Directors and policies for managerial and financial autonomy. The Medium-term Program includes the following policies on performance standards for the Greater Shimla Area: (1) universal access to piped water supply and sewage connections; (2) continuous pressurized water supply (24X7); and (3) compliance with GoInorms for water quality and effluents. All households in Greater Shimla Area will receive safe and piped water supply of 135 liter per capita per day (lpcd) and sewage connection. Increasing block volumetric tariff has been notified for all categories of customers with special provisions for low income households. Connection policies have special provisions to subsidize low income households to connect to piped water supply and sewage system."
Lead Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist
Department of Economic Affairs
Bandana Preyashi, Director
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