Livability in Cities

Implementation of C&D Waste Rules l Micro-action planning for clean air l Informing funding strategy

Dates: November 23-26, 2021
Last date to apply: November 19, 2021
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute,
Nimli (near Alwar), Rajasthan

In most cities, the existing construction chain -- which includes construction and demolition (C&D) waste management, site management for dust control, and planning and development of related infrastructure -- is resource-inefficient and environmentally insensitive. At the same time, under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), 132 non-attainment cities (NAC) are in the process of implementing action plans to reduce particulate pollution by as much as 20-30 per cent from 2017 levels by 2024. Also, under the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, 42 cities with more than a million population each have been identified for direct funding of the urban local bodies (ULBs) for clean air action, with C&D waste as one of the thrust areas.

CSE’s current engagement with several ULBs and other concerned departments in states has shown that there is enormous need for deeper understanding of actions in the C&D sector for low environmental impact through scientific management of C&D waste and better construction practices. For this, adoption of C&D Waste Management Rules, 2016 and Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2018 (dust control rules) is the first step. Further, a clear implementation strategy comprising a combination of actions to green the entire C&D waste chain is the need of the hour.

CSE invites applications for an on-site course on this critical subject. The course aims to equip construction managers/developers and ULBs with the necessary technical knowhow for efficient C&D waste management and dust mitigation, both at the city and site levels. Areas ranging from regulatory frameworks to planning for infrastructure to progress reporting protocols as required by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for NACs will be covered in the training.


  • Rules/guidelines for C&D waste management and dust control measures -- their respective adherences/non-compliances and case studies from non-compliant cities.
  • Legal, policy and administrative frameworks of C&D waste management including roles and responsibilities of actors involved
  • Waste estimation and extrapolation at city and site levels.
  • Planning for infrastructure such as collection points, transfer stations, transportation routes, vehicle fleets, processing technologies, recycling site identification etc.
  • lTechnology and techniques for onsite and offsite waste reduction/ recycling
  • Impact assessment and self-declaration responsibilities for the construction sector
  • Effective construction management at sites for mitigation of dust/ air pollution and waste management.
  • Reporting and action planning requirements for clean air based on various legal/administrative needs
  • Good practices from Indian cities working on C&D waste and dust control


Deputy Programme Manager,
Sustainable Habitat Programme,


Programme Director,
Sustainable Habitat Programme,




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Who can Apply
Officials from urban local bodies and other government departments, pollution control officials, regulators, architects, engineers, planners, builders/developers, site managers, students and researchers.
Course Date
November 23 - 26, 2021
Last date to apply
November 19, 2021
Rs 26,500 per head Sponsorships and discounts available