National Conference on Science and Technology of Waste Management

Jointly organised by Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC) & Haritha Kerala Mission

at Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) 

 27 – 29 March, 2020

Waste management is a major challenge in urban and rural areas all over the country. Experiments are being taken up in various parts of the country for evolving better solutions in the areas of dry, wet and liquid waste management. This conference is intended as a venue for sharing research and practical experiences of institutions, researchers and practitioners in the field of waste management.

The conference is scheduled as a three-day gathering focusing on innovative technologies, theoretical approaches and practical experiments in the realm of dry, wet and liquid waste management each of them.

About the organizers

Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) is a pioneer people’s science movement of Kerala. Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC), Mundur, Palakkad is a grant-in-aid institution of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KCSTE) and incubated by the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad. It is also an accredited agency of Government of Kerala in the preparation of watershed master plans and implementation of waste management projects. Watershed management, waste management, sustainable agriculture, energy conservation, and livelihood development are the major areas of intervention of IRTC. Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), established in 2010, is a State University concentrating in the area of fisheries and ocean sciences located at Kochi. The University offers programmes in Under Graduate, Post Graduate, and Doctoral levels.

Venue: Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS)

Dates: 27,28 and 29 March 2020

Thematic Areas to be discussed

The three-day conference will be focusing on various science and technology aspects of dry, wet and liquid waste management.


Day I

Management of Bio-degradable wet waste

• Aerobic

• Anaerobic

• Methods and devices


Day II

Management of Non-biodegradable dry waste

Dry waste management

• Plastic waste

• E-waste

• Construction waste

• Industrial waste

• Glass and metals

• Others



Management of Liquid Waste Treatment of

• Greywater

• Blackwater


Delegates who want to restrict their participation on a specific day are also invited


Call for papers

Abstracts, followed by Full Papers, are invited in the above-mentioned areas.

An Abstract of not less than 250 words containing the concepts, methodology, major findings, arguments along with keywords is expected.

Full papers should not exceed 2000 words including title page, tables, and figures.

Abstracts and Full Papers shall be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Registration Fee: The registration fee for the participants, who are attending the three-day conference will be Rs. 1500 and Rs. 1000 for others who wants to restrict participation for two days.

The students will be provided 50% exception in the registration fee (Fee exception is limited to B. Tech, Post Graduate and Research Scholars without fellowship).

# Participants have to make their own accommodation arrangements. Organizers will try to arrange accommodation facilities on reasonable rates on prior request from the participants.

Registration fee can be paid through the following account

A/C No          : 57016068517

IFSC             : SBIN0070218

Bank Name   : SBI Edappally

The registration confirmation will be provided after receiving the payment receipt by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Application for registration can be submitted through the following link

Click here to register


Important Dates:

Abstract submission: February 25th, 2020

Registration application submission: March 10th, 2020    

Full Paper submission: March 10th, 2020


For assistance, you may contact:

Binil Kumar T

Mobile Number: 9633645818

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Prof. N Shaji (Coordinator)

Dr. Rajesh K (Asst. Coordinator)



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