Order of the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in the matter of Karur Mavatta Nilathadi Neer Pathugappau Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 28/09/2016 regarding disposal of drainage/sewage water of the Karur Municipality into Amaravathi River and its channels.

Madras High Court directs State of Tamil Nadu (Municipal Administration) and Karur Municipality to stop draining the drainage/sewage water into Amaravathi river within Karur Municipal Limit and the said exercise shall be completed on or before 30.10.2016.

TNPCB issues consent to establish two such sludge disposal facilities at Tirupur and Karur.

Karur municipality’s civic refuse dumping site euphemistically dubbed the solid waste compost yard on the Vangal Road here is all set to undergo improvements at a cost of Rs.2.72 crore under the solid waste management schedule of Integrated Urban Development Mission.

The Vangal Road compost yard is spread over 21 acres divided into three zones of seven acres each. Now the municipality has planned to carry out development works at two of the three zones at the yard where all town’s civic waste is dumped every day.

KARUR: A team from the World Bank working under the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) has visited Karur and interacted with the Karur Municipality officials to lend its expertise in formulating a city sanitation plan. The WSP is undertaking similar exercises in Hoshangabad and Gwalior civic bodies in Madhya Pradesh.