Design a waste management system for a rural district
Design a detailed project report to implement a Swachh Bharat Mission-led waste management program in a village.
About this Menternship
CIE at IIIT Hyderabad is a technology incubator with over 13+ years of rich experience in seeding, nurturing and growing deep-tech startups in segments like med tech, tech4social, visual informatics, data engineering, machine learning, language technologies, gaming and robotics. CIE IIITH's primary mandate is research-led innovation. CIE has been an ecosystem enabler fostering communities that create and scale emerging technology solutions, innovations and startups.
In this menternship, CIE at IIIT Hyderabad brings you an opportunity to solve a huge problem for over 800 million Indians residing in rural areas. Solving the problem of Rural waste management will help a mentern build proof of work to apply for the roles of specialist consultant with public and private organizations that are put in charge of implementing the Swachh Bharat Mission in different parts of the country.

Waste management in rural India is beset with challenges that are vastly different from that of urban India. As per a recent survey nearly 80% of rural households do not have access to a regular waste collection service. Lack of reliable sanitation infrastructure also means that liquid and blackwater waste are bigger problems than solid waste. One of the key drivers of rural waste management is the Government of India's Swachh Bharat Mission that dictates detailed guidelines and methods for fulfilling the mission in rural areas. The key to sustainable waste management in rural areas is decentralized planning, and ownership of day-to-day delivery by local civic bodies like Village Panchayat. 

Design an end-to-end waste management process for implementation at scale in rural districts of India.
Why take up this Menternship?
On completing this Menternship, you will learn about
You will explore: 
Waste management research for rural areas
Resource recovery centers
Community-led waste management systems
Change Management Programs

You will apply:
Customer research
Project planning
Process mapping
Quality management

You will create:
An end-to-end process for waste management for rural districts in India
Expected Output
  1. Guidelines and benchmarks for rural waste management
  2. Detailed project report for waste management system
  3. Video of Self
Design a waste management system for a rural district
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