Notice to PCB for not following SWM rules

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 31 August 2018

DN Yadav, CEO of PCB, said, “After the SWM rules were implemented in the State, the MPCB had told us to install the processing plant by 2019 and now they have suddenly issued a notice, which I feel is wrong.”

PUNE: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has slapped a notice to Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) for failing to comply to the Solid Waste Management (SWM) rules 2016 at Hadapsar trenching ground site, as it does not have a processing plant. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PCB alleges that MPCB has given a permit to them to install the processing plant till 2019. 

DN Yadav, CEO of PCB, said, “After the SWM rules were implemented in the State, the MPCB had told us to install the processing plant by 2019 and now they have suddenly issued a notice, which I feel is wrong.” 

Yadav said, “Nevertheless, the earlier tender was accepted by a private contractor for processing the garbage in the trenching yard, but before starting the unit, the contractor left the work abruptly. Every day, a total of 40 to 45 tonnes of garbage from PCB limits come to the site from which 15 tonnes is wet garbage which is used for vermicompost. The remaining solid waste has been dumped from year after year without any processing.” 

“Currently, the tender for processing plant has been floated so it is under process and from tomorrow scientific capping of the garbage will start which is also under MSW rules,” Yadav added.

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