Highrise buildings in Mumbai to take care of wet waste on their own

State tightens building norms after fire at Deonar dump

Written by Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | Published: February 17, 2016 2:35:16 am
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Highrise buildings in Mumbai will now have to deal with disposal of wet waste on their own. In the aftermath of the Deonar dumping ground fire, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the Mumbai municipality to make disposal of wet waste on site mandatory for new buildings.

A government resolution issued by the Fadnavis-led Urban Development Department has asked the BMC to incorporate the rider in the compliance norms for building permits.

Earlier, the Mumbai civic body and the Fadnavis government had invited flak over the inadequate waste management in Mumbai. The city generates nearly 10,000 metric tonne of waste daily.

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Just as the city is still grappling with paucity of landfill sites, the Chief Minister has issued directions to bring down quantity of waste that needs disposal at dumping sites.

Pushing for a more aggressive approach on waste segregation, the government has also directed the municipality to run decentralised waste collection and disposal facility in some administrative wards at least.

For big ticket high rise projects spread over 2000 sq m or more, the BMC has been directed to permit disposal of wet garbage in a portion of space reserved for a recreation ground.

The Bombay High Court had earlier rapped the government and the civic body for inaction over Mumbai’s garbage disposal woes.

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