Andhra Pradesh directed to file status report on waste management by NGT, 17/11/2022

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the state of Andhra Pradesh to file a status report on waste management in Andhra Pradesh as on March 31, 2023 by April 15, 2023.

The court, November 17, 2022 also directed further remedial measures to be taken urgently which would address the following issues:

1. Verification of impact of bioremediation of drains on reduction of BOD and fecal coliform to save unnecessary expenditure if no positive impact is taking place

2. Ensuring utilization of treated sewage avoiding its discharge in rivers and other water bodies to the extent possible. The sewage treatment plants (STP) should have well defined performance-based operation and maintenance mechanism

3. Unprocessed current solid waste should not get mixed up with legacy waste sites. The fractions/components emerging out of bio-remediation and biomining processes should be properly managed.