News and Events

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.

Acts and Rules

Regulatory Instruments for Solid Waste Management under the Environmental Protection Act

Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016

Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016

E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016

Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules,2016

Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016

Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016

Every ULB in India is having its own legislation for governance, planning development and assessment and taxation. The ULBs are committed to updating and modernizing their Municipal Acts and the rules framed under the Acts to best serve the citizens. Many of the ULBs are in this process. This section will provide information regarding the legislative frame work in which all ULBs in India operate and provide access to the Acts and Rules in different ULBs across India. The objective is to ensure that modern, effective and leading-edge legislation is in place for the ULBs in India.
The Constitution (Seventy – Fourth Amendment) Act, 1992
The Constitution (Seventy – Fourth Amendment) Act, 1992 Background
Model Municipal Law
Model Building Bye Laws
The Kerala Municipality Act, 1994*
Kerala Municipality Act & Rules

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.