Construction, demolition waste database to be prepared

Construction, demolition waste database to be prepared

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The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to prepare a proper database of construction and demolition waste generated from its sites and submit an annual report on the same. In a directive issued earlier this month, the pollution controlling panel has also asked the PWD to ensure all construction and demolition waste generated from its sites are stored in such a manner that it does not create air pollution in the city.

The DPCC has been receiving numerous complaints regarding air pollution generated from dumping of construction and demolition waste materials from various sites belonging to all agencies. This has provoked DPCC to issue directive to PWD to take steps to ensure construction and demolition waste do not create air pollution in the city. DPCC has also directed the PWD to dispose off all construction and demolition wastes lying at its sites in accordance with the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016.

It has been found that open dumping of construction and demolition waste materials is one of the contributors of air pollution, particularly of PM 10 and PM 2.5 particles, in the national capital. The DPCC has asked the PWD to collect the construction and demolition waste and transport it to an appropriate site for processing and disposal through resources of its own or any other authorised agencies.