Kerala to build sanitary landfill in KINFRA Petrochemicals Park near Kochi

Picture credit: by Syed Shiyaz Mirza,

The Kerala government has decided to go ahead with the construction of a 25-acre sanitary landfill within KINFRA’s new petrochemicals park at Ambalamugal near Kochi. The landfill is intended for the proper disposal of solid nonbiodegradable waste and its approval is subject to clearance from the environment department, reports The Times of India.

The land was purchased by the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) from the public sector Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) for the development of a petrochemicals park. The Park has been long in the making with the initial proposal having been made about a decade ago. The Centre and the Kerala Government signed an agreement for transfer of 481 acres of FACT land in 2017 and permission for the land transfer was received in July 2019.

Picture Credit: Syed Shiyaz Mirza, Kerala Government Secretariat, CC BY-SA 4.0

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