Guidelines for construction debris to be out

New guidelines will soon be out to reduce the waste generated during construction and demolition of buildings, said Almitra H Patel, a member of the Supreme Court appointed Committee for solid waste management. 

Speaking at the inauguration of the two-day conference on Municipal Solid Waste Management- 2016, Patel said that there was a need for stringent laws to deal with  construction waste. The committee is framing guidelines in this regard and it will be out soon, she added. The event was organised by the Energy and Wetlands Research Group and the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), IISc. Rules will be framed for brick making and dealing with the waste generated during the process.  A policy for usage of concrete, readymade waste for making M- sand instead of natural sand, will also be framed.
 
Prof TV Ramachandra, IISc, said that  a PIL can be filed against the municipalities for not complying with rules and dumping waste. Tejaswani Ananthkumar, Managing Trustee, Adamya Chetana shared the story of how the institution uses bio-fuel to cook mid-day meals for around 70,000 children daily.

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