SignIn
Kerala Kaumudi Online
Wednesday, 22 May 2024 1.16 PM IST

Malinya Mukta Keralam project: 5473 garbage dumps disappear in four months

kk

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the 'Malinya Mukta Keralam' project completing four months, 91.65 percent of the waste has been removed by the local bodies. According to the data of the Local Government Department, 5473 out of the 5965 garbage dumps reported in the state have been completely cleared in the last four months.

The goal is to make doorstep waste collection 100 percent. At present, doorstep waste collection stands at 78 percent. It was 48 percent when the project started. 90-100 percent target was achieved in doorstep waste collection in 422 local self-government institutions. The preparation of the 25-year blueprint for sustainable waste management in municipalities through the Kerala Solid Waste Management is also in progress.

The outline for solid waste management in 31 municipalities has been prepared in the first phase. The rest will be completed by October. The Malinya Mukta Keralam project is being implemented through organizations such as Suchitwa Mission, Nava Kerala Mission, and Clean Kerala Company. The government is also considering setting up a centralized plant, transportation system for waste management, inorganic waste management, and passive waste disposal where source organic waste treatment is not possible.

Rs 1200 crores for Municipalities

Rs 1200 crores will be made available as an infrastructure development grant to Municipalities for the implementation of sub-projects related to solid waste management. Of this, sub-projects worth Rs 300 crore will start this year.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION
TAGS: WASTE MANAGEMENT, KERALA, WASTE
KERALA KAUMUDI EPAPER
TRENDING IN KERALA
TRENDING IN KERALA
X
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.