NGT pulls up Kochi civic body over Brahmapuram plant

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has decided to initiate prosecution proceedings against the Kochi Corporation secretary for the unscientific handling of waste at the Brahmapuram plant. Besides facing legal action, the civic body will be fined `13.3 crore for disregarding Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, at the plant.

The New Indian Express reports that the PCB will also file a complaint against the corporation in the magistrate court. The civic body has already discontinued the existing plant and has been dumping the daily collection of garbage on existing legacy waste. Following the cancellation of the Waste-to-Energy plant, the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation has floated a new tender with a September 4 deadline to submit bids.

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