Supported By

Swachh Karavali Mission

Ongoing

Supported By

Prevention of ocean bound plastic from selected GPs of Udupi district

Location

Udupi District

Supported By

Xiaomi Technology India Private Limited

Focus Areas

Awareness & behavioural change; Capacity building and handholding

Duration

August 2023 to July 2026

Coverage

12 Gram Panchayats in Kundapura and Byndoor Taluks

Target

Diversion of 2.3MT of dry waste per day from landfills and water Body to the MRF; Ensuring zero-leakage at 3 beaches in the region

State

Karnataka

Key stakeholders

Community and Rural Local Body

Background:
Coastal areas in Karnataka, India, face significant waste management challenges due to population growth, urbanization, and tourism. This has led to an increase in waste generation, posing a threat to the coastal ecosystem and environment. Plastic waste is a major concern on the sandy beaches of Udupi district, a popular tourist destination. The waste from nearby villages often finds its way into rivers and drains, eventually polluting the Arabian Sea.

Objectives:
Through the Swachh Karavali Mission project, we are working in 12 Gram Panchayats in Kundapura and Byndoor taluks of Udupi district. The objective is to ensure regular collection of segregated waste and prevent it from leaking into the ocean. The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) set up by the Government of Karnataka in Hosamedavu Panchayat is operated by women from SHGs, this project will also support the SHGs in operations in the initial stage by providing gap funding. As the MRF sees an increase in the quantity and quality of the incoming waste through the intervention in the project, MRF will also achieve operational sustainability.