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Delhi Municipal Corporation officials claimed to verify and monitor construction sites and submit details on a web portal developed by the Delhi government

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Officials from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi claimed to check and monitor construction sites and submit details on a web portal developed by the Delhi government

NEW DELHI: In its new policy on air pollutionthe Air Quality Management Commission directed Delhi Governmentthe urban service of and the urban territorial collectivities to record all construction and demolition projects involving more than 500 square meters on their web portals by August 30.
Officials from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi claimed to verify and monitor construction sites and submit details on a web portal developed by the Delhi government. “The CAQM standards mainly apply to large constructions and public works. The MCD must make a self-declaration on how to dispose of construction and demolition waste on the state government portal,” an MCD official said.
The official added, “We were taking assistance from the construction department for details of ongoing construction and from the works department for other development projects in areas under our jurisdiction. But during the unification of the municipal corporations, the process slowed down. Now we will again take appropriate action within a specified time. »
On July 9, Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced a special campaign on self-registration of construction on sites larger than 500 sq m from July 15-30. The self-assessment portal was launched in October last year. The Minister said: “As it is difficult to visit all construction and demolition sites, project developers are required to register on the portal and upload the self-declaration form every fortnight. The Delhi Pollution Control Board has been authorized to take action against the violators.
CAQM policy requires local agencies to ensure the segregation of C&D waste on site and transport it to notified collection centers and treatment plants. Currently, the city generates 6,000 to 7,000 tons of C&D waste per day. There are four C&D waste processing units capable of processing 4,150 TPD. Three more with a total capacity of 2,500 TPDs are offered at Ranikhera, Tehkhand and Libaspur by March 2023.
The new pollution policy emphasizes the expansion of waste recycling capacities, material recovery centers and the timely completion of ongoing and planned infrastructure works. “We have 152 material recovery centers processing 228 TPDs of waste. About 275 TPDs are being handled locally,” an MCD official said.
Officials said that over the next two years they will be able to incinerate at least 8,000 tonnes out of 11,000 tonnes of municipal waste at new waste-to-energy plants. “We are in the process of launching a tender for the proposed WTE plant in Bawana, while the one in Tehkhand will be operational by the end of September,” the official added.

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