Sunday, May 30, 2010

Vadhu Budruk and Tulapur - 2 new garbage processing sites for Pune

To address the city’s garbage woes for next 10 years, the state government has decided on two more garbage processing sites for Pune city.

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Among the several sites proposed by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) through the Pune district collector to the state government, Vadhu Budruk on Nagar Road and Tulapur on Alandi Road last week got the final nod. A third site is in discussion.

A senior government officer said the two sites of 25 acres each have been approved and is awaiting formal sanctions.

The strike called by the villagers of Uruli Devachi and Phursungi ended on Friday after a long discussion with the district collector and civic officials. The villagers were also assured of a drinking water supply scheme to ensure that they receive good quality water. The open dumping of waste will also end by May 31.

To read more, please, visit Express India

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Garbage piles to be cleared in a day: PMC:

After blocking garbage dumping for five days, villagers of Mantarwadi, Urali-Devachi , Phursungi and Bhekrainagar withdrew their agitation on Friday evening following discussions with the municipal corporation and the district officials.

“Immediately after the withdrawal of agitation, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started cleaning operations and the about 5,000 metric tonne waste piled up in the city from Monday will be cleared by Saturday evening,” said Suresh Jagtap, head of the PMC’s solid waste department.

After the recent fire at the dumping site at Urali-Devachi and subsequent blocking of PMC’s garbage trucks by the villagers on Monday,the civic body has not lifted garbage in the city. Read More:

PCMC’s mechanised composting plant to start next month:

The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s (PCMC) ambitious mechanical composting project, which is expected to help it save Rs 4.75 crore on garbage processing, becomes operational in June. “The health department incurs an expenditure of Rs 2 crore on machinery and employees annualy and spends another Rs 2.75 crore on garbage processing,” Nagkumar Kunchagi, chief medical officer, said.

Kunchagi said that around 500 tonnes of garbage is generated in Pimpri-Chinchwad daily. This is dumped at the Moshi depot, spread over 80 acres. “It has a limited capacity and if the dumping continues at the present rate, we will soon run out of space. So we came up with the mechanical composting project at the garbage depot, which will help reduce the volume of garbage dumped at the depot,” Kunchagi said.

The project is being undertaken under the Jawaharlal Nehru National urban Renewal Mission at a cost of Rs 12.5 crore. The Union government has contributed 50% of the cost, the state government 20%, while the PCMC has borne the remainder of the expenditure.

“We will recover our investment in the first year itself. The PCMC will save Rs 4.75 crore annualy for the 20-year period during which the contractor will run the plant,” Kunchagi pointed out.

He added that the contractor will also earn carbon credits from the initiative. “He will pass on 25% of the carbon credits to the PCMC, which we can sell to generate revenue,” he added. Read More:

Related Story:

1) 1) PuneGarbage.org - website created by Zaheer Inamdar gets Fursungi Pune garbage dumping problem global attention

2) SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010

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