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Haritha Keralam

Haritha Keralam is an Umbrella Mission integrating the components of Waste Management, Organic Farming, Water Resources Management. It has an ambitious outlook to address the issues of piling waste, impending drought and health hazards due to the consumption of pesticide treated vegetables and in general, the agricultural dependency of the State.

The Haritha Keralam Mission aims to integrate the 3 most important and inter-related sectors through an orchestrated and cascading implementation of three Sub-Missions.

  • Household level segregation and safe disposal of organic waste through feasible options like composting, biogas, arrangements for institutional waste disposal, re-use, recycling and safe disposal of non-degradable and electronic waste are given priorities.
  • Rejuvenation of tanks, ponds, streams and rivers are the focus in the water resource sector.
  • The thrust in promoting organic agriculture will be to produce safe to eat vegetables and fruits to make the state self-sufficient within the next 5 years.

Haritha Keralam is one of the four mega missions announced by the government of Kerala, which emphasize on pro people alternative mode of development.

The mission envisages:

  • Pollution-free water sources
  • Revival of water sources
  • Water conservation with the help of people
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable waste management
  • Enhancing organic farming

The Mission was launched to address major issues confronting the State like garbage, threat to water sources, environment and ecology besides dwindling food production. Increasing pollution of water sources, reclamation of ponds and lakes, dwindling rainfall because of climatic changes, entire rain water flowing straight into the sea rain and sand mining in rivers have created a grave situation in the State.

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