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March 22 2017 | by Rahul
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Shankhumugham Beach Will be Garbage Free and Clean From April!

DTPC has inked an agreement with a private company to handle the entire task of waste management.

From This April, our beloved Shankhumugham beach will don a cleaner look as the  Thiruvananthapuram District Promotion Council (DTPC) has put in place a permanent waste management system for the beach destination.

DTPC has inked an agreement with a private company to handle the entire task of waste management. This would put an end to the practice of burning the deadly cocktail of plastic and organic waste near the beach. DTPc began their efforts for segregation and proper disposal of waste at Shankhumugham since last October.

Once the permanent waste management system is in place, the beach would look a lot cleaner.

As per the plan, the private company will set up separate bins for organic and plastic waste near eateries and areas in the beach frequented by visitors.  After each day,  the waste would be collected and kept in the Resource Recovery Centre nearby. Early next morning, the waste would be moved to treatment units. The onus of periodically moving the waste from RRC to the treatment units would rest with the agency.

Apart from this awareness will be spread among the vendors on the need to maintain hygiene and segregate the waste at source. The vendors will also be asked to advise the visitors to dispose of waste in the proper bins.

Right now, the garbage disposal at the beach is done by a  team of 21 Kudumbashree workers who are on duty from 8 am to 2 pm.

Right now, the garbage disposal at the beach is done by a  team of 21 Kudumbashree workers who are on duty from 8 am to 2 pm. This causes the waste that gets accumulated from early evening hours used to remain on the beach until next morning. However, with the new model, the beach would remain clean during busy hours. The agency will also be entrusted with the implementation of Green Protocol at the beach.

Once the permanent waste management system is in place, the beach would look a lot cleaner.

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