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Coimbatore: Search on for sustainable model to process construction debris
ET Realty  |  January 28, 2020

Nivedha Selvam Coimbatore

The city corporation has tied up with a German firm to study the models that are followed in other cities in India and abroad to collect and process construction and demolition waste. The company is likely to submit its report at the earliest. Based on it, the civic body is expected to come up with a feasible model for the city.


Pointing out that the Coimbatore Builders and Contractors Association had come forward to sponsor machinery to process the construction and demolition waste as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and that a team had visited such waste processing centres in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, corporation commissioner J Sravan Kumar said they had also tied up with Germany-based Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to study the models adopted in other cities and foreign countries to streamline the entire process.


“The firm is expected to submit the report by this month-end and the project is expected to commence within April,” he said.


The study is to find out how much is charged from the public, who transports the debris to the waste processing centre, and how debris are reused. “It will also look into whether the model is implemented as a public-private partnership or corporation has taken full responsibility. We need to adopt a suitable model,” he said.


Earlier, the construction and demolition debris were dumped either along the waterbodies or on vacant lands. To streamline the construction and demolition waste collection process, the city corporation has now notified 17 sites, where the public could dispose of the same.


While the city corporation is using a small portion of construction and demolition debris to level the roads, the remaining waste is getting accumulated at the sites now.