KL achieved All India Rank 2 under Swacctha Institute Rankings -2017 under Technical Institutions/Universities.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has awarded K L Deemed to be University (Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation) with 2nd Rank in "Swachhta Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions" on 14thSeptember 2017, feeling that hygiene is an integral part of education. The ranking is done based on two components - in-campus hygiene, which will have 85 percentage weightage, and activities outside the campus, which will have 15 percentage of weightage.
Campus hygiene will include the availability of toilets in hostels, academic building condition, toilet condition and maintenance, running water facility, garbage clearance in campus and frequency and disposal system of garbage among other things.
It has also taken into account of any innovative technology used for solid and liquid waste management, hostel and kitchen hygiene, apparel of staff, the extent of mechanisation of food preparation, availability of cooking gas, chimneys, water storage and pipeline systems, quality of drinking water and green cover on campus.
In activities outside campus, the Ministry has awarded marks for adopting village or neighbourhood and activities taken to achieve the spread of cleanliness and hygiene.
Dr. K. Sarat Kumar, Dean - Planning and Development has received the award in behalf of K L E F from Shri Prakash Javadekar, Central Minister, MHRD at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi on 14 September 2017.
Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe - AICTE chairman and Virander Singh Chauhan - UGC Chairman also graced the award ceremony.
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (K L Deemed to be University) established in the year 1980 situated in Green Fields of Vaddeswaram, has been conducting many programs giving high importance to Cleanliness, clean mind and clean and green society.
The objectives of the program are :-
- To create an environmental conservation awareness among students
- To involve them in awareness camps to understand importance and make them accountable.
- To cultivate and spread positive emotions and responsibilities in environmental protection in nearby villages through hands on activities
- To develop young people to be more aware and concerned about environmental issues
- To sensitize the students and community members on environmental issues
- To increase public participation of environmental issues
There are many environmental issues in like Air pollution, water pollution, garbage pile-up, reduction of green cover, excess use of electricity (thus generating carbon emissions), pollution of the natural lakes, ponds, to name a few. Inspite of several efforts pollution remains a major challenge in urban and rural society.
Campus level Environmental camps: Awareness and Understanding on Environmental issues is an essential part of every pupil's learning. It helps to encourage awareness of the environment, leading to informed concern for active participation in resolving environmental problems. It is important that we capture this enthusiasm and that no opportunity is lost to develop knowledge, understanding and concern for the environment through in campus and off-campus campaigns.
Waste handling SOP for Housekeeping
Waste handling is important part of creating Zero Waste Zones and diverting waste from landfills. The role of housekeeping in waste handling is essential. They ensure the process efficiency remains consistent. Thus, we are providing Standard Operating Procedure for housekeeping to facilitate waste handling.
The need for an SOP:
- To understand process of waste segregation and then handling.
- To understand need for protective gears for housekeeping.
- To ensure effective waste segregation.
- To ensure effective collection and transportation.
- To ensure effective storage.
Process of waste handling:
STEP ONE: SEGREGATION AT SOURCE
- Waste should be segregated in three categories. All the people residing and visiting the campus are expected to put their waste according to the color code described below.
- Two color coded bins (green and blue) have been placed at key locations in the campus.
- Sanitary waste bins have been placed in all Ladies washroom in the campus and in girls' hostel.
- Green bin: Only food/ organic/wet waste like vegetables and fruit peels, leaf plates, leftover food, flowers, and coconut fiber should go here. No paper or plastic should be put in this bin.
- Blue bin:Only dry waste like paper/plastic waste, stationery items, biscuit chips wrappers, metal cans, and plastic bags should be put here. Waste in this bin should always be dry. It should not be mixed with wet waste.
- Sanitary waste:Only sanitary napkins, hair, bandages, anything contaminated with bodily fluids should be put in sanitary bins. Sanitary waste has harmful chemicals in it, thus it should not be mixed with any of the other two waste categories. There should not be any food waste or dry waste put in this bin.
STEP TWO: COLLECTION
- Proper collection of waste from the two color coded bins and sanitary bins placed at different facilities, residential units is crucial.
- Housekeeping role in waste handling begins here.
- Housekeeping staff is responsible for collecting waste from each and every bin at each and every location every day.
- Only segregated waste should be collected in specific correct color coded bin.
- While going for collection of waste, they have to carry a green bin, a blue bin and a sanitary bin to collect food waste, dry waste and sanitary waste, respectively.
- Housekeeping personnel should be aware of which category of waste goes in which color coded bin to identify whether segregation is proper or not.
- If segregation is not correctly done in any of the bin, housekeeping has to segregate the waste and collect it in the specific bins only.
- Sanitary waste has to be collected in one specific bigger bin from each sanitary bin across all ladies toilet.
STEP THREE: TRANSPORTATION& STORAGE
- Once properly collected, the segregated waste has to be transported to designated locations within the campus.
- The Green bin (Food/wet waste) has to be transported to the compost pit.
- The Blue bin (Dry waste) waste has to be transported to designated storage area.
- In the storage area, the waste has to be stored accordingly.