4 sites identified to dump construction waste, Gurgaon civic body tells NGT

Earlier, a plan to build a recycling plant at Kachara Chowk on Gurgaon-Faridabad Road was shelved after the Tribunal expressed concern over it.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 18, 2015 2:31 am

 NGT, Delhi NGT, construction waste, dumping ground, Gurgaon Civic body, Gurgaon municipality, delhi news, city news, local news, Indian ExpressFour sites at Sohna, Pataudi, Badshahpur and Gurgaon city have been identified by the Gurgaon municipality for dumping of construction and demolition waste.

The municipal body apprised the National Green Tribunal (NGT) of the same.

Earlier, the Tribunal had asked the green panel to check “uncontrolled” pollution caused by dust from heightened construction activities in Gurgaon.

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The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has now assured the Tribunal that rubble collected from the entire district would be effectively dumped at the four sites.

The counsel for the corporation also informed the bench that these sites were sufficient for meeting the existing construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in Gurgaon.

The green bench was hearing a petition by the NGT Bar Association against unauthorised dumping of construction debris in the city.
Gurgaon generates nearly 500-700 tonnes of construction waste per day.

Earlier, a plan to build a recycling plant at Kachara Chowk on Gurgaon-Faridabad Road was shelved after the Tribunal expressed concern over it.

In India, only a miniscule fraction of C&D waste is recycled. In Denmark, the percentage of recycling is more than 80 per cent, while Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Ireland and Italy recycle 30-50 per cent of C&D waste.

In Australia, according to data from the Australian Government Productivity Commission (2006), approximately 50 per cent of C&D waste is recycled.

The Tribunal had passed a slew of directions to check air pollution caused by dust emanating from construction sites in the NCR.

The National Green Tribunal had also directed every builder and owner to put tarpaulin sheets around the construction area and said no person — including builder and owner — would be permitted to throw construction material, particularly sand, on roads or inside colonies.

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