Status report filed by Tamil Nadu on compliance of MSW Management Rules, 2016, 06/05/2021

  • 17/05/2021

Status report filed by the Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu in compliance with the directions of the National Green Tribunal in Original Application No. 606/2018 and connected matters (Compliance of Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016).

Waste pickers operating organizations have been integrated into the SWM system by engaging them through outsourcing agencies. Waste generators are encouraged to deposit the domestic hazardous waste directly at MRFs or RRCs. Domestic hazardous waste such as napkins, diapers and paramedical wastes collected separately on a daily basis and are being incinerated in the MCCs.

Door to door collection is 97 per cent and source segregation is 74 per cent. Total waste generation in 664 ULBs is 13,593 TPD - total wet waste generation is 7222 TPD (53%). 1087 MCC sanctioned to process 4035 TPD of wet waste in 15 corporations and 121 municipalities and 42 town panchayats. So far, 901 MCCs with handling capacity of 3159 TPD have been established and processing for 2527 TPD.

The report said that reclamation of dump yard filled with legacy waste through bio mining process is proposed. The total legacy waste in the 218 ULBs is 200 lakh cubic m, biomining is not feasible in 16 ULBs due to minimum quantity and abandoned quarry sites and in balance 446 ULBs there is no legacy waste dumped. 

Note: The report of May 2021 was uploaded to the NGT site, January 4, 2022