The Clean Upper Dharamsala Programme (CUDP) is the branch of the Tibetan Settlement Office, that operates the solid waste management scheme for Upper Dharamsala. CUDP initiatives include a recycling programme with a paper-recycling workshop, an environmental education and awareness pProgramme, as well as the Green Shop which sells eco-friendly products.
CUDP's main concern is to keep McLeod Ganj, the home of the 14th Dalai Lama, clean and care about its environment. Regular awareness-raising events and environmental education in regional schools ensure a sustainable improvement of the situation. We sweep, collect and recycle paper. Around 40 people are now employed under CUPD.