Pune: Villagers of Phursungi and Uruli Devachi have decided to withdraw their agitation which was scheduled on Friday.
Villagers have given a one-month deadline to the civic body to take appropriate decision on their demands. During a meeting of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration, Mayor Mukta Tilak and villagers on Thursday evening, they accepted the request made by the corporation.
In the first week of April, residents of Phursungi and Uruli Devachi, where the corporation’s garbage depot is located, demanded that their demands should be fulfilled otherwise they will stop the entry of garbage vehicles of the corporation in the area.
One of the senior officials said, “Villagers agreed to give the civic body one month to consider their demands such as recruitment of villagers in the corporation, develop basic infrastructure in both villages and stop garbage dumping in the depot. Now, the civic administration will take a call on their demands.”
Uruli-Devachi and Phursungi were merged in the corporation limits last year along with other nine villagers. However, villagers are seeking different treatment as compared to other merged villages as they are suffering from garbage depot problem for more than two decades and their demands have not been not fulfilled so far.
Last year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had assured the villagers to consider their demands and fulfil them as early as possible. However, nothing has happened so far. Hence, villagers had given an ultimatum in the recent meeting of 11 merged villages.