Kochi acts tough with those caught violating SWM Rules

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The Kochi Corporation has slapped fines worth Rs 54 lakh on waste violators during the last one month. Inspections were conducted at households, public places, and institutions. In addition, public awareness campaigns on following the waste management rules has been put on top priority by the government, reports onmanorama.com.

In addition, two squads formed at the district level have slapped fines worth Rs 2,84,000 on violators identified in inspections conducted by the ULB.

Meanwhile, the Kerala High Court put an interim hold on the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order to the Kochi corporation to pay Rs 100 crore as environmental compensation following the fire at the Brahmapuram site last month. An appeal had been made by the Corporation and the order has been put on hold for eight weeks by the NGT.

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