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Posted at: Apr 16, 2018, 12:50 AM; last updated: Apr 16, 2018, 12:50 AM (IST)

PWD asked to prepare database of construction, demolition waste

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 15

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to create a database of construction and demolition waste generated from its sites to see that they do not contribute to air pollution in the city.

The PWD is also required to submit an annual report on the database maintained, the pollution control body said in its order.

The DPCC, which had received some complaints on the issue, stated the PWD will dispose of all construction and demolition wastes from its sites in accordance with the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016.

In the city open dumping of construction and demolition waste is one of the contributors of air pollution, particularly of PM 10 and PM 2.5 particles. Thus, the PWD would collect the construction and demolition waste and shift to an appropriate site for processing and disposal through resources of its own or any other authorised agency.

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