“NEW DELHI: In order to deal with ‘construction waste’, a key source of air pollution in cities including the national Capital, the government’s draft rules on solid waste management make it mandatory for construction agencies to segregate concrete, soil, steel, wood and plastic waste for proper disposal.
The draft rules on plastic waste propose fines on street vendors for providing substandard plastic carry bags among a slew of other stringent measures to tackle the issue.
These are part of the government’s overall plan to come out with new rules for all kinds of waste including municipal waste, e-waste, bio-medical waste and plastic waste. ”
Draft rules focus on construction waste to tackle air pollution