Order of the National Green Tribunal ((Southern Zone Bench, Circuit Bench at Kochi) in the matter of Lawyers Environmental Awareness Vs State of Kerala dated 23/05/2016 regarding plying of diesel vehicles more than ten years old in Kerala. NGT directs the State of Kerala not to register any diesel vehicle with the capacity of 2000cc and above except public transport and local authority vehicle.
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of State Environment Protection Council Vs .Kannur Municipality & Others dated 14/10/2015 regarding setting up of a waste processing and disposal facility and other requisites for the management of solid wastes, as contemplated under the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, Kannur, Kerala.
Faced with the challenge of finding a solution to the worsening waste management crisis across the State, the State government has initiated steps to establish integrated municipal solid waste treatment plants in five more urban local bodies in the State.
Suchitwa Mission, the government’s nodal agency for implementation of public sanitation and waste treatment schemes in the State, had earlier invited tenders to set up large scale waste treatment plants in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.
Waste accumulated in different parts of Kannur town
As the monsoon showers have gathered momentum, piles of waste accumulated in different parts of the town have raised serious health concerns. The municipal authorities have demanded the government's intervention to ensure uninterrupted dumping of waste at the municipality's waste dump at Chelora in the face of protests by local residents.