With a view to removing the construction and demolition (C&D) waste in the city, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board this month will start work on the proposed dumping site which will come up in Basai area.
This came after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had asked the board to create an area to dump the C&D waste and also recycle it.
“Following the NGT orders we are working jointly with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) in setting up the C&D waste site. We will develop the site not just to dump the waste but also to recycle it,” said Bhupender Singh, regional officer, HSPCB.
The pollution board said that residents have complained that despite all measures, construction wastes are being dumped in many areas of the city.
According to the NGT norms, the construction and demolition waste causes health issues and it should not be dumped outside residential areas.
The city will soon have dry waste collection centres for proper segregation, which will lead to effective recycling of the waste. “There was a demand for a site where the C&D waste could be dumped. We have finalised a site and this month we will invite tenders to start work. It will also reduce air pollution which is a major concern in the city,” he added. The air quality of the city has been categorised as ‘poor’ by the Central Pollution Control Board since November.
Of the air pollutants, PM2.5, which is suspended particulate matter and is 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter, is a major component. The particles can settle in the lungs and cause respiratory problems.
The residents of Sector-67 approached the NGT last month seeking intervention to remove illegal dumping of C&D waste in the area. The city has been witnessing large scale dumping of C&D waste in many areas that include Sector 29, Golf Course Road, Sector 69, Sector 80, Golf Course Extension and Sector 30.