THE improvements committee, on Monday, approved the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s proposal of including a provision for mandatory segregation and composting of wet waste by all housing and commercial societies in the existing development control regulations (DCR 1991).
The proposal will now be tabled in front of the general body, and if approved, will be forwarded to the state . The government can then include the provision as an amendment in the 1991 DC regulations.
The proposal was approved by corporators of all the parties, though the Shiv Sena made additional suggestions of including the slums population in it too.
“We have received directions from the the High Court as well as the state to impose segregation, and recycling of dry waste and composting of wet waste on site. Under this provision, it will become mandatory for all buildings to treat their waste,” said Chandrashekhar Chore, the deputy municipal commissioner (improvements).
Under the provision, smaller housing societies will have to process their wet waste in their recreation ground area. Housing societies with an area above 20,000 sqm will have to install a plant to process their waste. Permissions for this will be granted under amended DCR.
The civic body took up the initiative after the state issued directions to make on-site disposal of wet waste mandatory for new housing projects occupying more than 2,000 square metres, and also included this in the draft DC regulations of 2034.