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On Utilization of Construction and Demolition Waste in New Construction Projects Towards Sustainable Growth in India

Author : Kundan K. Maurya 1 Atrayee Bandyopadhyay 2 Amiya K. Samanta 3

Date of Publication :15th March 2017

Abstract: Sustainability is one of the key issues these days almost all around the world and has drawn attention in any major construction projects. In recent past years, there is significant gap between demand and supply of construction materials. In one hand, natural resources are being depleted rapidly to meet this demand leading to environmental imbalance. On the other hand, huge amount of construction and demolition (C&D) waste is being generated every year and disposed into open land leading to useful space reduction thereby enhancing level of environmental hazards. That’s why C & D waste has drawn attention of the investigators. Studies have been performed considering C&D waste as the potential coarse aggregate replacing natural resources for the purpose of producing concrete. Various initiatives e.g. Smart Cities Projects, Swachh Bharat Mission etc. proposed /taken up by Government of India have made Indian construction industries to go for sustainable construction techniques in order to achieve the sustainable growth in construction sector. This paper has reviewed different aspects of C&D waste generated in India and brings out effective utilization of the same towards possible future sustainable growth in the construction industry.

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