Indian cities are expanding with the increase in population and economic activities. Identification of landfill site in such cities has become a challenging issue for the municipalities. Non-existence of proper land use plan of Urban Authorities has aggravated the situation further leading to failure in solid waste management.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Ors. dated 24/01/2017 regarding sanitary landfill site at Srinagar.

NGT directed the Jammu & Kashmir Government that within one week it should bring complete and comprehensive action plan to ensure handing of municipal solid waste in accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. The State was entitled to have its opinion with regard to stakeholders who would establish Waste to Energy or Waste to Bio-methane and RDF to Power Plants.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Bhau Saheb Vs. The State of Maharashtra dated 02/01/2017 regarding construction of sanitary landfill at Burudgaon and Savedi, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra.

NGT on finding that the construction of sanitary landfill is stuck in administrative wrangle and is awaiting technical sanction from Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) directs Chief Engineer, Maharashtra Jeevan Pardhikaran to expeditiously dispose off the proposal submitted for construction of landfill.

Although it is more than decade since the passing of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA 9003) in the Philippines, creating policy direction towards the establishment of a sustainable solid waste management system, its implementation is still very limited at the local government unit (LGUs) level.

After fighting a losing battle with the growing tide of municipal waste, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified the new Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 with clear responsibilities assigned to various classes of consumers.

Landfilling is one of the most common methods for disposal of municipal solid waste. Government regulations for pollution control and public opposition due to unacceptable conditions makes it extremely difficult for planner to find a new landfill site. Geographic information system (GIS) and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) can be applied successfully in such situations considering various technical, environmental, economic, regulative, and social factors.

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The High Court of Karnataka on Monday asked the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to take steps to educate the public on the need to segregate sanitary napkins/diapers from other wastes.

This report on “Waste to Energy” submitted to Planning Commission by the task force under chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan highlights the need for an integrated approach towards MSW management in the country stressing reduction and segregation of waste at source and also efficient utilization of various components of the waste.