The GoTN has rolled out a Standard License Agreement (SLA) for desludging operators across ULBs in the State, which aims at optimal regulation of the private sector market without price interventions to address open dumping as well as promote worker safety. The SLA mandates desludging operators to adopt safe desludging and disposal practices. It promotes use of treatment facilities while keeping Tipping and License Fees at nominal rates to minimise disruption to existing market. The SLA also aims to increase awareness and training on Occupational Health Safety as well as improve access to Personal Protective Equipment. A copy of the Govt. Order can be accessed on our website here.