The debris collected will be used for a project ‘best from waste’. The administration is coming up plant to reuse this material and produce different useful products. Recycling of the debris will be done into products like bricks, flowerpots, decorative materials and murals.
Under the debris collection system, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will appoint The civic administration is coming up with a debris collection system, under which it will appoint an agency to collect unused material and debris from the doorstep. Vehicles will be sent to places where the debris is generated. People, who wish to dispose off the debris would have to submit a construction plan of their construction activity to the civic body.PMC.
“Soon, a plant will be set up to convert the debris into useful products. The collected debris will be converted used for converting into useful products. The plant for it will be set up. The decision on who will run the plant will be taken after discussions with elected members and senior civic officials,” said Suresh Jagtap, head of PMC’s solid waste management department, while speaking to TOI.
As of now, He said that the administration has identified the locations where it will for setting up the plant. The tenders to running the facility will be issued, after the elected members give a clearance. The agency would collect the material from the designated spots and transport it to the plant.
About 100-150 tonnes of debris, including concrete, bricks, cement plaster and iron, is generated in Pune every day. Construction and renovation work in the city has picked up over the years and with it responsibly dumping the debris has turned into an issue. It has resulted in to reckless dumping.
For a while now, experts and civic activists have demanded that the construction waste be recycled since been demanding efforts to recycle this construction waste. As per these people, the unscientific disposal of debris is leading to further problems. It is causing problems to the nullahs. Most of the debris is dumped along riverside, which has caused damages to the river.
Recently, the Union environment ministry notified the came out with the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016, at the end of the last month. According to the rules, local bodies will have to utilize 10-20% of material from construction and debris waste in municipal and government contracts for construction. All cities will have to set up facilities in a phased manner. All large generators of waste will have to pay charges to for transportation, collection, processing and dispose the waste. They will be responsible for segregating construction and demolition waste before disposal.
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