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CED is providing Technical Support to KRWSA and Suchitwa Mission for the Management Second Generation Sanitation needs of the State, Solid Waste and Liquid Waste Management. Under the project ‘Consultancy to Provide Technical Assistance to Suchithwa Mission and KRWSA in the Implementation of Rural Sanitation’,
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched on 2nd October, 2014
The strategies on SWM, LWM and FSSM for Kerala developed as part of the deliverable of the project "Consultancy to Provide Technical Assistance to SM and KRWSA in the Implementation of Rural Sanitation - Draft submitted
Rural Kerala was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on November 1, 2016. Kerala is the first state with high population density to achieve this recognition. About 174,720 toilets were constructed in 941 village panchayats across all the 14 districts.

Strategy And Framework for SWM & WWM

Strategy and Framework on SWM for ULBs in India
One of the objectives of CoE was to develop Strategy and Framework for MSW Management in India. The two main components that drive the SWM are the strategy adopted and the technology applied. Though there is known technology for the processing of solid waste, a well defined strategy is generally absent. Thus development of strategy is critical for effective waste management. In developing the strategy and framework, the primary focus was on decentralized waste management and establishment of centralised systems wherever decentralised activities are not possible, especially in highly urbanised and large cities. A general strategy once developed by integrating the experiences from cities manifesting different waste characteristics will help us to formulate locale-specific strategies for a particular ULB.
Strategy and Framework for MSW Management is meant for policy-decision makers, planners and other functionaries of ULBs to formulate programmes and procedures for SWM. It explains the different types of solid wastes, its characteristics and strategy to be adopted in each step and the framework for each activity components. Each activity components are analysed on the background of field experiences and tried to incorporate those learnings in to the strategy and framework document. The strategy and framework is developed through analysing the secondary information, discussions with municipal functionaries and experts and also integrating the experiences of CED in working with the ULBs.

Centre for Environment and Development, Thiruvananthapuram (CED) is the Centre of Excellence (CoE) of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India on“Solid Waste and Wastewater Management”. The main objective of the CoE is to develop (i) Strategy and Framework for Solid Waste Management (SWM) and Wastewater Management (WWM) in the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of India (ii) Capacity Building and Training to different target groups and (iii) Establishment of a Knowledge Centre on Solid Waste and Wastewater Management.