KOZHIKODE: The Kerala Suchitwa Mission, in association with the Kerala State Startup Mission, is developing an online platform to define, configure and collate various methods used for waste management in the state.The mission has defined parameters for waste management and to conduct periodic assessment online. Envisioned to transform Kerala into a ‘Zero Waste Aesthetic State’, the proposed portal will help Suchitwa Mission monitor waste management effectively. Currently, Local Self-governments across the state track waste management activities manually. “The aim of this proposal is to transform the current scenario of manual tracking of various waste management activities by panchayats, municipalities and corporations through a real-time system online,” Suchitwa Mission executive director K Vasuki told ‘Express’.
The Suchitwa Mission decided to create a monitoring portal, which allows even the public to track activities in each ward, as manual tracking of waste management created too much of a gap between the Mission and the LSGs.“The system is being designed such that the details of projects or schemes updated by Local Self-government Institutions could be accessed by government departments. The public will have a facility to post comments or suggestions. A grading pattern with system intelligence may also be introduced for LSGs,” Vasuki said.
The portal will be able to capture ward-wise data, including photos and videos. The tracking and grading of local bodies will be based on factors such as household and community-level composting and biomethanation systems, status of centralised biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste management systems, presence of self-help groups for managing wet waste and dry waste collection from households, dry waste collection from institutions, commercial establishments and market places and liquid waste management plants.
The challenges identified in the current manual system are inability to track activities and verify the fund flow claimed by various LSG departments. The public remains unaware of the activities and there ensues a delay in taking suitable measures in solving the problems faced by LSGs.
● The Suchitwa Mission decided to create a monitoring portal, which allows even the public to track activities in each ward, as manual tracking of waste management created too much of a gap between the Mission and the LSGs
● Envisioned to transform Kerala into a ‘Zero Waste Aesthetic State’, the proposed portal will help Suchitwa Mission monitor waste management effectively.
● The portal will be able to capture ward-wise data, including photos and videos.
● Material Recovery Facility, mapping of scrap dealers, initiatives to implement green protocol, number of swap shops, putting up green kiosks, use of alternative materials and the sale of waste management devices and inoculums are among other factors