State Environment Secretary Valsa Nair has written to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) over the long-pending issue of shifting of garbage dumping sites from Uruli Devachi and Phursungi.
"I can’t understand why the civic authorities are not taking speedy action," she said on Saturday.
Though alternative sites have been selected, senior PMC officials said they do not want to make it public because of the fear of agitation.
For small towns and cities, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in association with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and civic councils has set up smaller units for solid waste management. Nearly 25 such units have come up in the state and another 17 such units would come up this year.
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