Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has notified the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Disposal Rules wherein it has made it mandatory for all Government agencies to ensure that their contractors use only processed material to meet construction needs.
The civic body has set up a C&D waste processing plant at Bhandewadi where by-products including washed sand, filling sand/silt, crush aggregates of 10 mm, 20 mm, 40 mm and 80 mm, PCC products like paver blocks, kerbs, channels, tiles etc., are manufactured. The processing of all types of waste is one of the main aspects listed under Swachh Bharat Sarvekshan.
Along with C&D processing plant, NMC is also in the process of setting up a garbage processing unit at Bhandewadi. The twin elements would help to improve the ranking in Swachh Bharat Survekshan. As per the NMC rule, all the Government offices must direct their contractors and maintenance agencies to ensure use of by-products from C&D waste plant to meet their requirements.
These products would be available to Government, semi-Government, PSU units at reasonable rates. To deter dumping of C&D waste by roadside, a fine of Rs 5,500 per vehicle, irrespective of tonnage, will be imposed for violation of disposal norms. The fine would be hiked Rs 500 every year from April 1 onwards.
The C&D waste can either be transported by private persons on their own but before that they should inform to the agency. Alternatively the waste can also be transported by NMC for which it would charge a rate of Rs. 344 per metric tonnes plus GST and there would be an annual hike of 5 per cent. The C&D waste from outside city limits within 25 km radius can also be brought to NMC’s plant for which processing fees of Rs 234/metric tonne plus GST with annual 5 per cent hike has been proposed.
Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Radhakrishnan B has enlisted the duties of waste generator, bulk and non-bulk, entrusting them the responsibility of segregation into five streams namely, concrete, bricks and mortar, soil, steel, wood and plastic. Also the waste should be broken down and have a maximum size of 1 ft. Similarly, the C & D waste should not have soil content of more than 10 per cent.
The C&D processing plant is being operated by Hyderabad agency M/ Hyderabad C&D Waste Pvt. Ltd. Those having requirements for the by-products can contact NMC on Toll Free No. 18001233595.