SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
There has been significant importance given to implement the Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rule, 2000 which envisages segregated storage of waste at source, collection from source, protected transportation to the treatment facility, establishment environmentally safe treatment system and its operation and maintenance and safe disposal of inert rejects. A sectoral status study on MSW management in Kerala, undertaken with the support of WSP- South Asia in 2007, indicated that the total MSW generation in the state is about 8300 tpd. These studies indicated that 70-80% of the total waste generated is biodegradable in nature and these putrescible waste needs to be managed within 24 hours. 13% of the waste is generated by the five City Corporations, 23% by the 53 Municipalities and the rest by the 999 Gram Panchayats.
The five City Corporations and 49 Municipalities and 44 Grama Panchayats are being supported for establishing full-fledged integrated MSW management facility with financial support from the plan allocation to the State and the Local Governments, funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) and Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project (KSUDP) and own fund mobilized by the Local Governments. Efforts are also taken to establish solid waste treatment systems in hotspots of 226 urbanized Grama Panchayats by making use of the funds under Total Sanitation Campaign for the purpose of solid and liquid waste management to the tune of about Rs.2000 Lakh.
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