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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.

Training Courses

Training on Solid Waste Management

The training need assessment revealed wide gap between the present and expected knowledge levels. With a view to create awareness, a two weeks training on Solid Waste Management has been formulated by CED and the Curriculum and Course Material had been submitted to MoUD, GoI to get advice and suggestions. The MoUD experts had reviewed the course material and had given their suggestions which were incorporated in the course material. This national training programme was formally inaugurated on 24th June, 2010 at Thiruvananthapuram by Dr C.T.S. Nair, Executive Vice President and Principal Secretary, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment.    The first training was conducted at CED, Thiruvananthapuram which was inaugurated by Shri C Jayan Babu, Worshipful Mayor, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.

The Course Material prepared for this purpose is a comprehensive document on the subject. It includes all the key areas of the subject like classification of solid waste, process of SWM, legal framework, waste generation aspects and composition, segregation, collection and transport, technological options for waste management/treatment/disposal, reduction, recovery and the strategy and framework for integrated SWM.

Training on Wastewater Management

The training course on Wastewater Management has focus on grey water treatment, reuse and policy aspects covers the following topics. It covers topics like Importance of Wastewater management, Grey water disposal practices, Composition of grey water, Grey water treatment technologies, Policies and regulation, Strategy and Framework for grey water reuse, Roles and responsibilities, Infrastructure requirement, Site profile for treatment plants, IEC for grey water reuse

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.