Shimla Municipal Corporation

India Mayor: Kusum Sadret
Summary
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    Population 169758
  • km 2
    Area 25.0
  • INR
    GDP 0
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

Targets by Shimla Municipal Corporation

Renewable energy target

 

  • The Shimla Municipal Corporation committed to increase its share of renewable energy in final energy mix in Community by 0% by 2018
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity, Heating & cooling, Industry and Stationary Energy sectors.
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Energy efficiency target

 

0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2018

  • The Shimla Municipal Corporation committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Community energy consumption by 0% by 2018 compared to 2010 levels.
  • Final energy energy consumption: 383720.45 Mwh
  • This target will be achieved in Electricity, Heating & cooling and Industry sectors

 

Actions
Installation of 1000 Solar street lights at different locations in the city - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
local action
Installation of a 20 KWp Solar photo voltaic at the Ridge Field of the Shimla Municipal Corporation - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
Development of a Solar City Master Plan Report for Shimla - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status:

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.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Waste
  • Other Emissions
local action
Installation of Solar cooking system in Himachal Pradesh University and hostels of working women in Shimla - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
Distribution of solar photo voltaic home lighting systems - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
local action
Distribution of solar lanterns in the areas where the grid electricity is not available - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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.

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City Sanitation Plan - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

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

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Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Installation of a 15 KWp Solar photo voltaic system in the Panchayat Bhawan building of the Shimla Municipal Corporation - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
Mandatory rainwater harvesting for all buildings - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 1994
  • Type: Regulatory
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) – Dissemination and Replication - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

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

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Sectors:
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Service Level Benchmarking for Shimla - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Training for improving reliability of Service Level Benchmark in Shimla - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Ban on Polythene Usage - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Regulatory
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Strengthening and Empowering Urban Local Authorities in the Delivery of Decentralised Sanitation Services - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Organizational / Governance
  • Status: In operation

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

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Sectors:
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SUNYA- Towards Zero Waste in South Asia - Shimla Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The project aims to promote an inclusive and empowered society in partner countries

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Inventories
Community inventories

The Shimla Municipal Corporation has reported 6 Community emission inventories, since 2008. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Stationary energy, Transport and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Shimla Municipal Corporation
GHG inventory in 2013
Government operations inventory

The Shimla Municipal Corporation has reported 6 government operational inventories, since 2008. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Shimla Municipal Corporation
GHG inventory in 2013

Mayor Kusum Sadret
Shimla Municipal Corporation, India

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Initiative

Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-2015
Urban-LEDS
EcoMobility Alliance
Durban Adaptation Charter
Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
Building Efficiency Accelerator
Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016
Earth Hour City Challenge

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
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