Status report by Gobichettipalayam Municipality (Erode district, Tamil Nadu) on shifting of compost yard, 03/02/2022
Status report by Gobichettipalayam Municipality in Original Application No 99 of 2017 (SZ). The matter related to shifting of the Gobichettipalayam compost yard to some other place as it is causing environment pollution to nearby areas.
The Commissioner, Gobichettipalayam Municipality in the report to the NGT said that land in Survey No. 3, Block 5, Ward D to an extent of 1.89 acres was utilized as Gobichettipalayam municipality compost yard. The same was in use for more than 50 years. A compound wall was constructed to prevent the pollution and trees were also planted to form a green circle around the said area.
The municipality had taken efforts to find other places for constructing new compost yards. Though permissions were obtained to set up, in different locations, the same had ended up in failures due to objections of the nearby villagers.
Maximum efforts were made and proper steps were followed to segregate and dispose of the waste, even then accumulation of waste has taken place. The municipality engaged M/s. Aicon Surveys Private Limited, Puducherry, in March 2015 to find the quantity of legacy waste dumped at the Karattur compost yard. The volume of legacy waste at the dumpyard is found to be 40000 m3.