Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding waste management in Kollam, Kerala, 29/10/2018

  • 29/10/2018

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandran Pillai N. & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 29/10/2018 regarding waste management in Kollam, Kerala. NGT in its previous order had directed the Kollam Municipal Corporation to quantify the waste generated in the municipal corporation area and the capacity of the decentralized treatment plant.

State of Kerala and the Kollam Municipal Corporation submits that an area measuring about 2.85 acres has been identified for establishment of an integrated solid waste treatment plant at Kureepuzha. However, as per the applicant, the site is in the midst of thickly inhabited area and therefore, would not be suitable for establishment of the integrated solid waste treatment plant.

National Green Tribunal directs the State of Kerala and the Kollam Municipal Corporation to identify a site suitable for establishment of the integrated solid waste treatment plant which should be in accordance with the siting criteria.

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