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The Secretary of the Kochi Municipal Corporation appeared before the Kerala High Court to inform the court that the fire at the Brahmapuram garbage dump and waste plant would be completely put out soon. The court had initiated a suo motu petition in connection with the fire and had directed the Secretary and the Chairperson of the State Pollution Control Board to appear before it.
The court opined that blame should not be placed at this stage, and instead, the underlying issues must be addressed. The court highlighted two issues contributing to the problem: the implementation of the Solid Waste Management and Handling Rules, 2016, and the deterioration of water bodies in Kerala.