Kerala begins massive effort to clear legacy waste

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Kerala’s local self-government (LSG) department has launched an effort to treat legacy waste across the state for more than ten years. Nearly 54 legacy trash dumps spread across the state are now being cleaned up by the government.

The project is being carried out in collaboration with Suchitwa Mission using the biomining method, which was recently successfully used in Kollam Corporation, which has finished biomining at the Kureepuzha garbage treatment plant to dispose of 1.04 lakh cubic meters of legacy waste that has lain dormant for decades.

The various LSG institutions have removed 20 of the state’s 54 legacy dumpsites. While cleaning at 20 locations has not yet started, work is currently being done at 14 disposal sites, reports The New Indian Express.

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