Dry and wet waste segregation will soon be made compulsory for all housing societies in Mumbai. Besides, new constructions will have to set up waste segregation and treatment plants inside their premises; this will be one of the pre-conditions for securing building permission. Recently, BMC´s improvement committee cleared a proposal to bring about changes in the Development Control Regulations (DCR) 1991. The proposal will come up for discussion in the BMC´s general body meeting. Following the committee´s clearance, it will be sent to the government for its final approval. Sources said since the BMC has taken the decision based on the Bombay High Court´s directions, the general body and the state government will give their sanction to the proposal on a priority basis.
The BMC should also create garbage-segregation points in every ward.