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Wanted: Startups to develop data-driven waste management system in Kerala

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Kerala is opening a big opportunity for tech startups to partner with the state to develop data-driven technology to implement and monitor the complete waste collection process. The move, aimed at revolutionising waste management practices, will enhance efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and combat unauthorised dumping of waste.

According to officials, Kerala Startup Mission will coordinate with the Local Self Government Department (LSGD) in selecting the startup for implementing the technology that will be used for monitoring and implementing the waste collection process across all local bodies in the state. The system will completely monitor the movement of waste right from the collection points to the final destination.

“Only vehicles that are GPS-enabled and integrated with the system will be allowed to operate for waste collection. We have already called for applications from startups registered in Kerala for developing the system. The technology will be used to monitor the movement of waste across the state,” said officials with LSDG.

As per the details, all waste collection vehicles will be tracked in real-time, enabling the authorities to track data on routes, collection frequencies, and operational efficiencies. “The data will be analysed and used to optimise resource allocation and streamline waste management operations,” said an official.

Another major advantage of the AI-driven system will be its ability to detect unauthorised dumping of waste. By leveraging advanced algorithms and real-time monitoring capabilities, the technology will be able to identify instances of illegal dumping and alert authorities immediately. This proactive approach is expected to significantly reduce environmental pollution and safeguard public health.

According to the details, video feeds from surveillance cameras installed across the state will be integrated to enhance the surveillance system. “By harnessing the power of technology, we aim to transform the waste management system into a model of efficiency and sustainability,” the officials said.

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  1. Anonymous February 7, 2024

    Take care, dealing with cash crunched govt of Kerala

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