PIMPRI: In what can be termed as a significant win for Bhosari MLA and BJP’s associate member Mahesh Landge, the General Body of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) approved ‘Waste to Energy’ project for the city on Friday with majority.
According to the administration, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis himself will be laying the foundation stone for this project.
Initially, NCP, Shiv Sena and other opposition parties and some BJP corporators had opposed the proposed ‘Waste to Energy’ project to be built at the Moshi Garbage Depot. However, the municipal administration and senior office-bearers of the BJP were in favour of this project. So far the civic body has implemented several plants including mechanical composting, vermi composting and plastic manufacturing plants through the collected garbage.
Landge himself had initiated this project. Fadnavis had promised to provide the best cooperation for the construction of ‘Waste to Energy’ project at the Programme Vision 2020 which was held at Bhosari constituency. However, Shiv Sena MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil and local office-bearers had opposed the project.
Despite opposition, CM and Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar took a positive stand about the project. By obtaining approval for this project, MLA Landge has managed to defeat Shiv Sena, NCP and and opponents within his own party.
- 750 to 800 metric tonnes of waste is generated in PCMC per day. For last 20 years, open dumping is done on 20 to 22 acres.
- Litchet Treatment Plant is developed for litchet generated through sanitary landfill.