Here’s a compilation of Government of India and Karnataka policies, initiatives, reports, manuals, etc in addition to directions from Supreme Court, NGT and Karnataka High Court . It also contains allied/interconnected legislation, and other government documents related to waste and waste workers.

Note, this table has been adapted from the author’s previous works- Chandran, P; Arora, K; Shekar, N; Abubaker, M; ( 2018) Valuing Urban Waste: The Need for a comprehensive material recovery policy, Hasiru Dala, Bengaluru, India

This is work in progress document and will be updated periodically. If you find something related that must be included in this list, please email me at, all contributions will be duly acknowledged. Note, we will be coming out with an infographic of this, for easy reading. If using this list as is, please do credit the efforts of this compilation.

In addition, this section also has a list of recommended readings

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