Discarded Smart phones and old personal computers have now opened a revolutionary job opportunity for the Kudumbasree workers in Ernakulum.
This is an initiative of the government of Kerala where it has appointed a “Haritha Sena” who is responsible to collect non-biodegradable waste from each household across the state. This move has provided the workers with twin carrots of being a part of this green revolution along with handsome monthly perks. It is estimated that approximately 2500 Kudumbasree workers will be required for the first phase of collection of these waste from the door step of thousands of families in Kerala. The pilot team of 12 Kudumbasree workers was launched at Kunnukara grama panchayat and the workers engaged themselves in the collection of waste from all the households one by one.
The workers are required to visit each household once in a month and the workers are eligible to get a monthly pay ranging from Rs.30 to 50 as per the decision taken by the committee in charge. The fee for shops and big business establishments will be more as the quantity of non-biodegradable waste at these places will be more.
The government will also facilitate training for the haritha sena before they start working on the regimen. It is a great move by the government of Kerala towards the mission to make the state free of waste by encouraging people to go for a sustainable method of waste collection.