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The  Government  has  notified  Construction  &  Demolition  Waste  Management  Rules,  2016  for  the  first  time. These  rules  shall  be  called  the  “Construction  and  Demolition  Waste Management  Rules,  2016”(Rule –1). The  guiding  principle  of  these  Rules  is  to  recover,  recycle   and   reuse(3R’s)the   waste   generated   through   construction   and   demolition. Segregating  construction  and  demolition  waste  and  depositing  it  to  the  collection  centres for processing will now be the responsibility of every waste generator. Download the Construction & Demolition Waste Rules, 2016 Cities  with  a  population  of  more  than  one  million  will  commission  processing  and  disposal  facility within 18 months from the date of final notification of these rules, while cities with a population of 0.5 to 1 million and those with a population of less than 0.5 million will have to provide these facilities within two years and three years respectively.(Rule –13) Monitoring shall be made by State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) 3 times a year i.e. once in 4  months for  cities  having  population  more  than  one  million.  Cities with population  of  0.5-1 million and less than 0.5 million shall be Monitored by SPCBs 2 times a year i.e. once in6 months. (Rule –13) “Permission  for  construction  will  be  given  only  when  the  complete  construction  and  demolition  waste  management  plan  is  presented”,  large  generators  of  waste  will  have  to  pay  relevant  charges  for  collection,  transportation,  processing  and  disposal,  as  notified  by  the concerned authorities. The   following   are   the   important features   of   the   Construction   &   Demolition   Waste   Management Rules, 2016. Application(Rule –2)-Applies to everyone who generates construction and demolition waste. Duties of waste Generators(Rule –4)-
  • Every waste generator shall segregate construction and demolition waste and deposit at collection centre or handover it to the authorized processing facilities.
  • They shall ensure that there is no littering or deposition so as to prevent obstruction to the traffic or the public or drains.
  • Large generators  (who  generate  more  than  20  tons  or  more  in  one  day  or300tons per  project  in  a  month)shall  submit  waste  management  plan  and  get  appropriate  approvals  from  the  local  authority  before  starting  construction  or  demolition  or  remodelling work,
  • Large generators  shall have  environment  management  plan  to  address  the  likely  environmental  issues  from  construction,  demolition,  storage,  transportation  process  and disposal / reuse of C & D Waste.
  • Large generators shall segregate the waste into four streams such as concrete, soil, steel, wood and plastics, bricks and mortar,
  • Large generators shall pay relevant charges for collection, transportation, processing and disposal as notified by the concerned authorities;
Duties of Service providers and Contractors(Rule –5)-
  • The service  providers  shall  prepare  a  comprehensive  waste  management  plan  for  waste   generated   within   their   jurisdiction,   within   six   months   from   the   date   of   notification of these rules,
  • Shall remove   all   construction   and   demolition   waste   in   consultation   with   the   concerned local authority on their own or through any agency.
  • Accidents if  any  during  the  process  shall  be  Reported  to  Local  authorityon  time  (FORM-V)(Rule –14)
Duties of State Government and Local Authorities(Rule –6 & 9)
  • The Secretary,   Urban Development Department in   the   State   Government   shall   prepare state’s policy with respect to management of construction and demolition of waste within one year from date of final notification of these rules.
  • The concerned department  in  the  State  Government  dealing  with  land  shall  provide  suitable  sites  for  setting  up  of the  storage,  processing  and  recycling  facilities  for  construction  and  demolition  waste  with  one-and-a-half  years from  date  of  final  notification of these rules.
  • The Town   and   Country   planning   Department   shall   incorporate   the   site   in   the   approved land use plan so that there is no disturbance to the processing facility on a long term basis.
  • Shall procure  and  utilize  10-20%  materials  made  from  construction  and  demolition  waste in municipal and Government contracts.
  • Local Authority shall place appropriate containers for collection of waste, removal at regular intervals, transportation to appropriate sites for processing and disposal.
  • Local Authority shall  seek  detailed  plan  or  undertaking  from  large  generator  of construction  and  demolition waste and sanction the waste management plan;
  • Seek assistance  from  concerned  authorities  for  safe  disposal  of construction  and  demolition waste contaminated with industrial hazardous or toxic material or nuclear waste if any;
  • Local Authority shall give  appropriate  incentives  to  generator  for  salvaging, processing  and or recycling preferably in-situ;
  • Local Authority shall establish a data base and update once in a year,-Million plus  cities  (based  on  2011  census  of  India),  shall  commission  the  processing  and  disposal  facility  within  one-and-a-half  years from  date  of  final  notification  of  these rules-0.5 to 1 million cities, shall commission the processing and disposal facility within two years from date of final notification of these rules-For  other  cities  (<  5  million  populations),  shall  commission  the  processing  and  disposal facility within three years from date of final notification of these rules
  • Shall review  and  issue  instructions  to  the  in-charge  of the  facility  if  any  accidents reported  by  in  charge  of  the  processing  facility  (Rule –14).  Checklist  of  safety  concerns are included in annexure-1for reference

Public Complaint

1. Dr. Bishu Karmakar,
Member Secretary (9436169779)

2. Smt. Aparajita Das,
Asst. Env. Engineer (9436469990)


Tripura State Pollution Control Board
Parivesh Bhawan, P.N. Complex,Gorkhabasti, P.O. Kunjaban, Agartala, Tripura-799006
Phone: 0381 2312589

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