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CPCB wants strict adherence to dust mitigation measures

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Central Pollution Control Board wants the contractors, builders, developers and operators to strictly follow ‘Guidelines on Environmental Management of C&D Waste (March, 2017)’ and ‘Guidelines on dust mitigation measures in handling C&D waste (November, 2017). CPCB also wants all the contractors, builders, developers and operators to display adequately at the site the waste management plan with respect to segregation, storage, collection, reuse, recycling, transportation, disposal of waste generated during construction and demolition activities undertaken. Further, CPCB has warned that non-compliance of these guidelines would attract penalty under the “Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016”. 

The CPCB has also asked the local authorities to grant permission for construction and demolition activities subject to parties concerned complying with the guidelines. The local authorities are also required to make periodical supervision of the sites to ensure compliance of the guidelines.

The Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Management Rules, 2016 apply to every waste resulting from construction, re-modeling, repair and demolition of any civil structure of individual or organization or authority generating construction and demolition waste such as building materials, debris, rubble.

It may be noted here that the Swachh Bharat Mission (under MoUD) envisages processing of 100% solid waste generated in cities / towns by 2nd October, 2019 as a key objective, the wastes include Construction & Demolition (C&D) wastes. Also, MoUD vide its circular dated 28th June, 2012 had directed all states to set up Construction & Demolition Waste recycling / processing facilities in cities with population of over one million. 

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