Welcome to the Official Portal of the Department. This Department is entrusted with the responsibility of developing and managing social and environmental initiatives across Gilgit Baltistan. The objective of this Website is to create a platform where the Department and the public can communicate in order to get information on our day-to-day activities.
The Department touches all the spheres of human life including Land Development, Youth Development, Drinking Water Supplies, Sanitation, Municipal, recreation, Birth registration and other social – economic activities. Increasing population growth and urbanization pose serious pressure on the quantity and quality of available resources. The sustainability of the present and future human life and environment depends mainly on proper management and development plans. The Department plays a pivotal role in poverty alleviation through the enhancement of food security, combating desertification, domestic hygiene and the environment.
Water & Sanitation together with other social development initiatives are fundamental to life and the environment; it plays a central role in both, economic and social development activities. Remember that making the real change means building a block for the next needed change.