Shimla Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 169758
Area of jurisdiction: 25 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
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Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: % by 2018 n/a
Energy efficiency target: % by 2018 (2010) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
2013

Mitigation actions

Distribution of solar photo voltaic home lighting systems
Shimla Municipal Corporation has provisioned to distribute 5000 Solar Home Lighting systems in the residential sector. The small SHS are very useful in urban areas in case of load shedding and also reduce the diesel consumption used in diesel generator sets in case of load shedding. Start year 2014
Sector Residential
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Distribution of solar lanterns in the areas where the grid electricity is not available
It is proposed in the upcoming city budget to provide 5000 numbers of solar lanterns to the areas where the national grid electricity is not available. The action is an attempt to address the issue of lack of power in non electrified areas. This will also greatly help in raising awareness amongst the masses to harness the solar energy potential and conserve the natural resources like wood, coal etc. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Installation of Solar cooking system in Himachal Pradesh University and hostels of working women in Shimla
After Shimla city is elevated to the status of pilot solar city from solar city, the city has conceptualized certain pilot projects to integrate the use of renewable energy solutions for its own operations. The city local government has prepared some project proposals including one for the Himachal Pradesh State university and hostels of working women in Shimla The proposed installation would meet the demand of energy required for the purpose of cooking in the hostels and university. Start year 2014
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installation of a 20 KWp Solar photo voltaic at the Ridge Field of the Shimla Municipal Corporation
After Shimla city is elevated to the status of pilot solar city from solar city, the city has conceptualized certain pilot projects to integrate the use of renewable energy solutions for its own operations. The city local government has prepared some project proposals including one for the Ridge Field building of the Shimla Municipal Corporation. This installation is expected to generated approximately 30,000 kWh solar energy per annum and would also help in avoiding approximately 24.4 tonnes of eCO2 emissions annually. Start year 2014
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Installation of a 15 KWp Solar photo voltaic system in the Panchayat Bhawan building of the Shimla Municipal Corporation
After Shimla city is elevated to the status of pilot solar city from solar city, the city has conceptualized certain pilot projects to integrate the use of renewable energy solutions for its own operations. The city local government has prepared some project proposals including one for the Panchayat Bhawan building of the Shimla Municipal Corporation. This installation is expected to generated approximately 22500 kWh solar energy per annum and would also help in avoiding approximately 18.3 tonnes of eCO2 emissions annually. Start year 2014
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Development of a Solar City Master Plan Report for Shimla
The development of Solar Cities Program is introduced by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy where 60 number of cities are participating. The participating cities will take a voluntary target to reduce 10% conventional energy consumption by introducing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the city for various sectors like residential, commercial, industrial and government. The main features of the program is to prepare a roadmap to reduce 10% conventional energy consumption by preparing strategies to incorporate renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, establishment of a solar city cell to run for a period of 3 years in the local government office and other awareness activities. The roadmap of Shimla city has been prepared and the target is set to reduce 10% conventional energy consumption after establishing the baseline energy consumption based on the data collection. The implementation phase is now going on. Start year 2011
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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City Sanitation Plan
City Sanitation Plan prepared in 2011 Recent developments in sanitation sector Development of engineered landfill site (tendering stage) Solid waste composting plant (operations started in June 2013) Planning for segregation of solid waste at source Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Installation of 1000 Solar street lights at different locations in the city
In the "Development of Solar Cities" programme - an initiative by Ministry of New and Renewable, Shimla is selected as Solar City. • Shimla after being declared as solar city has started implementing the project with installation of 1000 number of solar street lights • They also have selected few households for the distribution of solar lanterns and solar home lighting system under this program • The city has elevated to the status of pilot solar city and is thus availing the additional funding of 2.5 Crore to implement the pilot projects. Start year 2012
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Training for improving reliability of Service Level Benchmark in Shimla
GIZ is currently supporting Himachal Pradesh State in the preparation of State Sanitation Strategy and Shimla City in implementation of selected CSP components. Under this GIZ has supported MC Shimla for improving reliability of SLB indicators. As part of this support a detailed study on current SLB reporting and data management system at MC Shimla was conducted. To discuss outcomes of the study on SLB and improving current practices of data management at MC Shimla GIZ organised a training programme for officials of MC Shimla on 22nd March 2014 at Hotel Marina with the support from CRISIL. The training mainly focuses on methods for improving current system of data collection, practices of data reporting and reliability of SLB indicators. Various data collection and updation tools were also discussed specific for MC Shimla for regular updation of data. Participants were officials from MC Shimla responsible for SLB reporting from water supply, sewerage, SWM and storm water drainage Department. Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Strengthening and Empowering Urban Local Authorities in the Delivery of Decentralised Sanitation Services
Project Objective are: 1.Contribute to integrated action at municipality level to reduce poverty and support inclusive and sustainable economic development 2. Contribute to environmentally safe sanitation and improve the health situation of urban poor. Key Results will be: Result 1 - Enhanced awareness, knowledge and practical skills of ULBs functionaries, elected representatives for delivering decentralized integrated sanitation solutions Result 2 - Inclusive planning approach of ULBs for decentralized sanitation service delivery is strengthened Result 3 - Integrated decentralized sanitation solutions are recognized and included in ULB options portfolio Start year 2010
Sector Infrastructure
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Ban on Polythene Usage
Polythene usage is completely banned in the city. The ban on production, storage, use, sale and distribution of all types of polythene bags made of non-biodegradable materials was imposed on October 2, 2009. The government mobilized citizens, tourists and traders to switch over to jute, paper and cotton bags. It really worked fast as a series of public campaigns kept the pressure on polythene users to discard those carry bags . Only a few months back, the government included all kinds of plastic materials, such as disposable plates, cups and glasses, in the ambit of the ban. Water bottles are also discouraged by installing water dispensers at vantage points in tourist towns. Start year 2009
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Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Mandatory rainwater harvesting for all buildings
Shimla city depends mainly on surface water, available in the form of springs, streams and piped rivulets to fulfill its water demand. With rapid development of the city along with the ever increasing tourist in flow, there is a change in the trend of urbanization, which is highly water intensive. Shimla city passed a law making it mandatory for all buildings to have rainwater harvesting. Start year 1994
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) – Dissemination and Replication
The project aimed to catalyze attention, funding, and action on building climate change resilience for poor and vulnerable people by creating robust models and methodologies for assessing and addressing risk through active engagement and analysis of Shimla. ACCCRN’s objectives: • Test and demonstrate a range of actions to build climate change resilience in city • Build a replicable base of lessons learned, successes and failures • Assist city in the development and implementation of a climate change resilience building process • Help city continue activities that build climate change resilience Start year 2010
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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SUNYA- Towards Zero Waste in South Asia
The project aims to promote an inclusive and empowered society in partner countries Specific Objectives: - Promotion of zero-waste concept as sustainable waste management practice in urban areas of South Asia, cities like Shimla - Creation of an inclusive society and contribution to poverty alleviation through integrating the informal waste collection - Capacity building on waste management for City officials and NGOs Sub Activities: 1. Analysis of the situation of waste management in cities 2. Definition of a local inter-municipal strategy to allow a common logistic and organisational solution within the geographic areas around the cities 3. Capacity building micro-programme at local level for both officials and stakeholder 4. Involvement of rag pickers and informal waste management related organisations in proposed waste management strategies Implementation of demonstration activities at local level, developing the findings and results of the capacity building (E.g. integrating and creating official recognition for rag picker associations and institutionalizing their activities to substantiate waste management activities of the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) • Under Sunya, Shimla is planning to do a pilot project in one ward which has 6-7 tons of waste per day and will be segregated for composting. Start year 2011
Sector Human health
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Service Level Benchmarking for Shimla
To review the status of improvement of urban services due to the impacts of programs like JnNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission- is a massive city modernization scheme launched by Government of India) in Indian cities like Shimla, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in consultation with key stakeholders has developed Service Level Benchmarks (SLBs) for four key urban services. The urban services for which benchmarking are done include: Water Supply, Sewerage, Storm water drainage, & SWM. The Service Level Benchmark exercise is essentially an initiative to help utilities in identifying their performance gaps and set targets for a better future based on this knowledge. Start year 2009
Sector Infrastructure
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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