Mulavukad panchayat near Kochi in Kerala has chalked out a plan to transform the place into the first green village in the state. The panchayat will be spending around Rs 30-40 crore during next five years and the plan is to implement it using the private public partnership model.
Mulavukad panchayat, which has population of around 25,000 and a literacy ratio of 86%, has already held talks with Kochi chapter of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for implementing various development projects.
Planning for the project has not yet reached the final stage gears up for a green village transformation and the entire plan will be formally announced once things are ready.
Students of Asian School of Architecture and Design Innovation, Vyttila have taken up the task of preparing the conceptual development plan to secure IGBC platinum certification.
Waste management, horticulture, sanitation, infrastructure, tourism, health and water supply are the areas where the local body will be seeking private help.
The systematic control of waste and waste management, promotion of organic cultivation of vegetables, development of main roads, link roads, constructions of new roads, bridges and sewage canals and popularizing renewable energy resources, solar street lamps and recreational spaces will make the place more liveable. Good hospitals and 24-hour supply of potable water will also be ensured.