To prevent citizens from dumping construction and demolition (C&D) waste in empty spaces, the BBMP aims to improve its C&D waste collection system.
Story so far: In an attempt to reduce air pollution in the city, the BBMP has planned two phases of improving its C&D waste collection system. In the first phase, the civic body will collect and remove this waste from around the city. The second phase will focus on the collection and processing of the waste in C&D waste plants.
- The city generates around 3,000 tonnes of C&D waste per day while the BBMP collects only 25 tonnes.
- Studies reveal that 60% of the pollution in the city is generated from the transport sector with dust as a major contributor.
Sustainable vehicles: ₹20 crores has been allocated for the development of these waste management plants. The BBMP plans to replace all its waste transport vehicles with sustainable mechanized sweeping machines to clear the dust and use jetting machines to settle it. Vehicles openly carrying construction materials contribute to air pollution.