|Project Status||In operation|
|Conflict outcome / response:||Land demarcation|
Court decision (victory for environmental justice)
Negotiated alternative solution
Strengthening of participation
Technical solutions to improve resource supply/quality/distribution
New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study
|Development of alternatives:||According to the NDTV report, environmental activists observed that there is lack of initiative from the authorities for better waste management. According to them it's a huge racket involving powerful people. Most garbage transport trucks are owned by political mafias and corporation paid for every trip they carry garbage. If garbage segregated at source they would lose business because most of the garbage will go for recycling. So this nexus must be broke for the waste management in Chennai |
According to the Hindu Report, Chennai needs non-burn technology like alkaline hydrolysis as an alternative method of waste treatment. Hospitals should actively focus on eliminating toxic substances and do segregation at source. Hospitals use a common treatment facility for treating their wastes 
|Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:||Not Sure|
|Briefly explain:||According to the activists, honorable Madras High Court in its order had put a total ban on the burning of garages. However, the corporation is not obeying the order and continued burning. Looking at the apathy from the Municipal Corporation residents are considering to go to the court again. However, corporation said that their employees are not responsible for the burning rather the rag pickers and other miscreants are sometimes set the garbage into fire . |
As a result of protest, the corporation has taken some actions. Firstly they decided that the garbage will be dumped throughout the land and not only at the gate of the site. Secondly, they decided to put fire services to reach all corner of the site to douse the fire in case it happens in future. Thirdly, as the garbage is dumped haphazardly all over the areas, an all approachable road will be constructed to reach every corner of the site. Finally a concrete wall will be constructed to isolate the place from the locality. With all these measures, residents of the locality hoped that the decision would bring some relief to them 
However, the environmental experts have different opinions. They say that expanding or an alternate landfill will not solve the problem. The waste needs to be segregated at the source of its generation. Above all a decentralized management is utmost needed .
The corporation had taken a step to expand the dumping area only as a temporary measure. The city mayor assured that dumping of municipal solid waste will be stopped completely in Kodungaiyur after the final decision on alternative sites for setting up solid waste management plants .