Report filed by the Union Territory of Lakshadweep regarding compliance of municipal solid waste management rules, 2016, 15/11/2022
Affidavit filed by the Union Territory of Lakshadweep regarding compliance of municipal solid waste management rules, 2016.
Solid waste generation in Lakshadweep islands is 18 tonnes per day (TPD). Around 12 TPD non-biodegradable wastes and 6 TPD biodegradable wastes, especially kitchen wastes.
The NGT was informed that all the inhabited islands, village panchayats are coordinating waste management by placing 4686 community bins of 150 litre capacity at nearby houses. Lakshadweep administration has imposed ban on all type plastic pick up carry bags and also sale and usage of identified 23 items of single use plastics.
A three-tier committee at state, district and island level is constituted to monitor the activities under the action plan on elimination of identified single use plastics in Lakshadweep.
43 biogas plants are functioning for the management of kitchen wastes. There are no uncontrolled garbage dumpsite and sanitary landfill site in the UT of Lakshadweep and the UT has implemented 1618 bio-toilets in three islands of Andrott, Kavaratti and Bitra.