Waste Management In Kerala: NGT Seeks Fresh ATR


The National Green Tribunal on Monday has directed Kerala to file a fresh action taken report regarding solid & liquid waste management, saying it failed to file a report in a “systematic manner.”

The green panel heard a matter regarding compliance with solid & liquid waste management rules by the state.


A bench of NGT Chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivastava noted that the report by the state didn’t mention several details.

The bench, also comprising Judicial Member Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Expert Member A Senthil Vel, stated in a recent order, “It is also noticed that the compliance report on different issues has not been filed by the state of Kerala in a systematic manner.”

Furthermore, the bench directed the state authorities to disclose in a tabulated form various additional details regarding waste management.

Regarding legacy waste, it sought information regarding district-wise legacy waste sites, the quantity of waste in each site, waste composition, the process adopted to remediate the waste, timelines for processing the waste, and the action plan to remediate and recover the sites.

For daily solid waste generation & treatment, the green panel sought details, including waste generation in each district, breakup of the waste, method of treatment and action plan to process the waste.


Also, the tribunal directed the authorities concerned to furnish information on daily liquid waste (sewage) generation and its treatment details, including the disposal of untreated sewage, proposed action plan and action taken against defaulting authorities.

It stated, “Let fresh action taken report be filed by the state of Kerala.”

The matter has been posted to October 24 for further proceedings.

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