The monitoring committee constituted to resolve the issue of waste management in Kottayam will visit the Kodungallur municipality on July 27. The visit is intended to assess the arrangements in place for waste processing and to decide whether the system could be replicated in the Kottayam municipality. The District Collector is heading the committee.

The committee is also mulling over dropping the proposal of capping the waste at the Vadavathoor dumping yard. The inability of the municipality in finding establishments to carry out the process is said to be the reason behind the move.

Plea to government

The municipality will invite tenders once again before making a final decision on scrapping the project. It will also request the State government to permit the usage of the financial assistance, originally intended for capping, for implementing its source-level waste disposal scheme.  

The monitoring committee will study the arrangements in place for waste management in the municipality.