MMRDA to formulate policy and rules for appropriate disposal of construction and demolition waste

By Accommodation Times News Service

In view of the large quantum of construction and demolition waste generated owing to innumerable developmental work undertaken by government and private agencies in the city and adjoining areas and the scarcity of dumping lands, the State Government, through the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), has decided to formulate policy and rules for its appropriate disposal. This is predominantly necessitated because of the unauthorized dumping of C&D waste on the mangroves causing environmental evils.

The MMRDA, therefore, is set to formulate policy and rules to find out appropriate ways to dispose of the construction and demolition waste with the assistance of consultants, who have been invited by the Authority to file expression of interest in this regard. “The Authority expects the appointed consultant to suggest sound and scientific methods for disposing of C&D waste within a period of six months from the date of the appointment”, said Ms.Ashwini Bhide, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.

“Examining international case studies especially of Asian Countries in C&D waste disposal, related environmental issues such as noise pollution, formulation of guidelines for systematic collection, transportation of waste, examining the best practices employed within the country and abroad and assessment of ULB-wise quantities in MMR are few of the major responsibilities the consultants are required to answer to”, said Ms. Bhide further.

The Government of Maharashtra has appointed a Technical Committee under the Chairmanship of Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, with Commissioners of Municipal Corporations, Divisional Commissioners and Collectors of the region as members of the Committee.

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