Large-scale real estate development generates huge amount of construction waste. The management and disposal of such loads of waste has become a matter of concern which is why the Central Government came out with the law that prohibits the dumping of construction waste in the drains or accumulating them on the roadside. The announcement made on 29th March, 2016 clearly specified that it is mandatory for the large realty development companies to submit a waste management plan to the local authorities, along with their building plan. It will also be a part of building permission.
The Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules came out as a deliberate method of curbing the increasing level of pollution in the Indian cities. Dumping of construction waste on the roadside and mismanagement of it contributes towards 20 percent of the pollution in big cities like Mumbai and the National Capital Region. The idea is to reutilize the construction waste as a resource. [Read more…]