Court prohibits waste dumping

KOCHI: The Ernakulam Sessions Court prohibited the dumping of waste at Padiyath Basin waste collection yard of the Kochi Corporation near the Convent Junction.

The order was issued by Sessions Court Judge D Pappachan on a petition filed by Friends of Environment secretary D B Binu and Mohammedkunj of Noor Masjid.

The petition has pointed out that the Corporation had been dumping the waste in a place which is adjacent to St Teresa's College, St Mary's Church, hospital and Law College.