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Last updated: 27-09-2017, at 6:56 AM

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Freedom From Waste

The State government’s campaign to make the State completely free from waste started on the Independence Day August 15, 2017.  The ‘Freedom from waste’ campaign being organised under the aegis of the Suchitwa Mission & Haritha Keralam Mission of State government is led by local self-government institutions in association with the public.  The “freedom from waste” started off with a declaration made by Ministers in all districts on August 15, after the Independence Day functions.

Comprehensive and scientific projects are being planned for waste management at source. The approach will be to encourage waste management at source in houses, gated colonies, markets and industrial units as per Kerala Municipality Act Section 334 (a). However, community-level projects for waste management will also be evolved.  The implementation of the projects is planned to begin on November 1.  Community participation will be ensured in the project from the grassroots level. Local bodies will be responsible for the implementation of the projects. The campaign will concentrate on making a significant change in the age-old habits of the public in the State to include waste management in it.