Environmentally Speaking: The Rubble Renewal

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According to the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency, India’s construction industry is expected to reach US $1.4 trillion by 2025, which would include construction of affordable housing units, commercial spaces, smart cities, roads and highways. This will not only increase the demand for natural and virgin building materials, but also generate enormous amounts of construction and demolition (C&D) waste.

The mismanagement of C&D waste, often dumped unscientifically in ecologically sensitive areas, causes grave environmental damage. With the emergence of air pollution as a key public health issue in cities, the toxic dust generated at every stage of the construction process has serious implications. A recent report by CSE shows that the institutional preparedness in most Indian cities is still inadequate for the systematic and scientific management of C&D waste. In order to yield long term effective strategies for managing C&D waste, it is crucial to develop an in-depth understanding of the issue, its current realities and related aspects.

CSE’s Green Educators’ Network (GEN) invites its members to its next online lecture in the series ‘Environmentally Speaking’, with Mitashi Singh, Programme Manager, Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme, CSE. With her expertise in development and habitat-related issues, she will delve into the waste management issues of a rapidly urbanising India, as well as the significance of C&D waste management in capping overall pollution levels in Indian cities.

Join us on December 28, 2023 at 4 PM by registering on the link provided below.

To know more, contact:

Programme Officer
Environment Education, CSE
Email: sakshi.uniyal@cseindia.org
Phone: (011) 40616000, Extn 300



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