Abstract: Given the vital need for addressing the ever growing challenge of solid waste management (SWM) in the State of Kerala in India, particularly in the industrial city of Ernakulam and its suburbs, this paper makes a preliminary study of the SWM scenario in Ernakulam District of the State focusing on the various Municipalities in the District and also Kochi Municipal Corporation (which covers the Ernakulam city), the paper gives some broad suggestions and necessary inputs for further focused studies on SWM in various parts of Ernakulam District. The suggestionsincludeseeking the support of SHGs like Kudumbashree, ICT adoption, etc. Key Words: Solid Waste Management, SHGs, Women Empowerment, MGNREGA, ICT.