Suchitwa Keralam

Services of Suchitwa Mission under State Scheme

Solid Waste Processing Plant and its modification

The Suchitwa Mission extends technical support to Local Self Government Institutions or identifying issues and for suggesting mitigation measures in the area of Municipal Solid Waste Management. Based on this the Mission helps the Local Self Governments to prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the construction of new waste treatment plants as well as modification of existing plants including up gradation of all components of MSW. The Mission scrutinizes the DPRs technically and issues technical approval for the projects. 100% financial support for implementation of these projects is being provided to the LSGIs. The scheme includes construction/modification of waste treatment plants includes establishment of Plastic shredding units, Up-gradation of solid waste management facility, providing green belt for establishing Resource Recovery Centers, Material Recovery Facility (MRF), facilitation for preparation of DPRs, etc. Considering the gravity of the problem, now SM focuses on the missing components in the Solid Waste Management System i.e.  Development of Sanitary landfill, Green belt, Resource Recovery Centre/Material Recovery Facility for the Management of non-biodegradables including e-waste. The Resource Recovery Centres/MRF will help the local bodies to collect the non-degradable and to hand over the same to Recyclers/scrap dealers in a massive manner. Community level composting/biogas units of bigger size shall also be promoted in this component. Development of Regional Sanitary Landfill is another area need to be promoted.

Source level composting facilities

Suchitwa Mission provides technical and financial support to the local bodies for their projects of households, institutional or communities level (source level) composting facilities such as Ring Composting, Bucket Bin Composting, Pot Composting, Bio-gas plants etc. All composting facilities are eligible for subsidy of 75% from Suchitwa Mission and 50% for bio-gas plants. Local Self Government shall contribute 15% & 25% subsidy respectively for source level composting facilities and bio-gas plants.

Encouragement is being given for promotion of source level segregation and source level treatment of bio-degradable fraction of solid waste at households, flats, residential colonies, institutions, hospitals and schools. From this activity, as almost half of the waste generated from these sources can be treated at source itself. At present 75% subsidy is being given for source level treatment for biogas plants (50% by Suchitwa Mission Subsidy to a maximum Rs.5000/- and 25% by the Local Bodies; 25% has to be taken by the beneficiary). In the case of different types of compost systems, 90% subsidy (75% by Suchitwa Mission, 15% by Local Bodies; 10 % has to be taken by the beneficiary) is being given. The source level treatment of waste is to be encouraged by giving subsidy for hotels, chicken stalls, hospitals, schools, offices, hospitals are being given a subsidy at the rate of 50% from the Government subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh. The proposals of such institution received through local bodies are promoted by giving subsidy. An amount of Rs.100 lakh is earmarked for this purpose for Rural areas.

Modern Slaughter house

A slaughterhouse/abattoir is a facility where animals are scientifically and hygienically killed for consumption as food. Present system of killing animals poses several significant logistical, and public health and pollution problems. Public aversion makes it difficult for find me out location for slaughterhouses. It is the responsibility of LSGs to comply with the rules and regulations with regard to slaughtering activity that comes under their jurisdiction.
In this circumstance Suchitwa mission along with urban directorate is providing technical and financial sanctions and assistance to LSGIs for their projects of modern abattoirs. LSGs are eligible for a 50% subsidy for setting up Slaughter house if they come up with good projects.


Suchitwa mission along with urban directorate is providing technical and financial sanctions and technical assistance to LSGs for their projects of LPG crematorium.

Septage Treatment plants

Septage treatment plants are the need of the hour and it is the responsibility of the local bodies to establish such facilities in their jurisdiction to control unscientific disposal of septic tank sludge. The septage contain coliform bacteria, pathogens, heavy metals etc.It’s unscientific discharge eventually result black water getting mixed with water sources polluting water bodies, increasing communicable disease incidences, work loss and loss of academic days among children etc.

The issue needs to be addressed and Suchitwa mission provides all required support to local self government instructions to come up with viable projects and provides technical sanctions for those which fit good in terms of prescribed specifications

Liquid Waste Management including Septage Management  

Model Liquid Waste Treatment Plants are required to be established in hospitals, Slaughter Houses and residential colonies for treating waste water generated from Slaughter houses, toilets, bathrooms, laboratories, canteens and residential colonies. Technical assistance is being given by the Suchitwa Mission for preparation of model Detailed Project Report for institutional liquid waste management system for different type of institutions such as schools, slaughter houses, residential colonies, hospitals etc. The Mission will support the local bodies in the areas of Technology, design, specification, estimate, operation and maintenance strategy, implementation plan for liquid waste management system to concerned local bodies. Septage Treatment Plants are also need to be established in districts during the year. Therefore, it is required to support Local Bodies for establishing Model Liquid Waste Treatment Plants including septage treatment plants. Project based funding shall be extended under this component. An amount of Rs.300 lakh is earmarked for this purpose for rural areas.

Pre-Monsoon Cleaning Activity

During Monsoon season contagious diseases usually hit many places in the State. One of the main reasons is blocking of drainage systems with garbage and mud - for the spread of mosquitoes and other vectors. Local bodies need to conduct dry day and need to dispose of the accumulated solid waste prior to monsoon. Suchitwa Mission has been providing an amount of Rs.10, 000/- for each LSG ward for conducting pre-monsoon cleaning activities.

H. Assistance to promote recycling and other eco-friendly industries, business, enterprises, etc.  
As most of the non biodegradable waste has a good recycling value and since recycling is one of the most environment friendly activities, such industries which recycle waste and produce useful products should be encouraged. Likewise production and sales of other eco friendly products (cloth bags for instance) should also be encouraged. Therefore it is envisaged that such industries and businesses can be encouraged through Capital subsidy and other such instruments of financial assistance to given either directly or through Industries Department. Assistance to Panchayats shall be provided based on projects.

Material Recovery Facilities

MRF means a facility where non compostable solid waste can be temporarily stored by the local body or any person authorised by the ULB to facilitate segregation, sorting and recovery of various components of waste by informal sector of waste pickers or any other work force engaged for the purpose before the waste in delivered or taken up for its processing or disposal. Suchitwa Mission provides technical and financial support to Local Self Government Institutions for such units.

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