ICT Based Awareness and Action Workshop on Electronic waste
“ICT Based Awareness and Action Workshop on Electronic waste” was organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) for the teachers of 30 selected schools of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation. The workshop was organised with the support of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala and National Green Corps (NGC), on 27th October 2018.
Shri. K.M Dharesan Unnithan, Director, Energy management Centre, who inaugurated the workshop opined that the rapid technological advances enhances the generation of colossal amount of e-wastes and developing countries bear the brunt of such waste. Technologies are becoming obsolete at a rampant pace and the absence of extended producer responsibility, the management of e-waste has become a task. He also pointed out that the efforts to make Kerala free from the usage of CFLs and Fluorescent tubes, by replacing them with LED lights, by 2020 will make a huge reduction in the production of toxic e-wastes as well as the electrical energy consumption of the state.
Dr. Kamalakshan Kokkal, Chief Scientist and Head of Coastal and Environment division, Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, gave the keynote address.
Technical session were handled by Shri.S.S.Nageshkumar, Asst. Manager & State Nodal Officer-E- waste, Clean Kerala Company Limited, Shri.G.Pramod, Consultant, E- waste Management, Shri.Jayakrishnan K.S, Project Manager, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), Shri.V.Nikhilesh Paliath, Thanal.
Dr.K.G Ajitkumar, Senior Programme officer, Kerala State Biodiversity Board presided. Er. K.P Krishnakumar, Former Chief Engineer, KWA, Er. B.V. Suresh Babu, Director, Energy & Clean Technologies, CISSA, Dr. C.S. Ravindran, Former Principal Scientist, ICAR-CTCRI, Dr.K.Murugan, Former Principal, Govt. Arts College also spoke.