The Tibetan community of Pandhra Mile in Himachal Pradesh now has a new toilet block with solar-powered hot water washbasins. The project was delayed by lockdowns, but work was finally completed in April 2022.
Settlement officer Thupten Choephel said,
Before, people were using the river to take their bath and open space for toileting. Construction of new toilets and bathroom (sic) create a healthy environment and well-being of society. The solar panel helps settlers take warm baths and wash clothes during the cold weather.
Camp leader Migmar said,
We are thankful for the completion of this project, which helped us to have a regular bathing and clean toilet to use.