The Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in the state was coordinated and monitored by the Kerala Total Sanitation and Health Mission (KTSHM) and their activities were confined to the rural Panchayats. The Clean Kerala Mission (CKM) was enabling the urban and rural local bodies in establishing solid waste management systems. In order to avoid duplication of efforts and tackle the existing and emerging challenges in various sanitation aspects for an overall health and environmental outcome, it was felt necessary to have a professional institution. Accordingly, the above Missions were integrated as Suchitwa Mission, which started functioning since April 2008. This institutional reform has enabled the up scaling of initiatives envisaged in the Malinya Mukta Keralam Action Plan. The Mission is taking steps to strengthen its technical capabilities in various aspects of sanitation.

Website : www.sanitation.kerala.gov.in