Phursungi villagers call off agitation 

ST Correspondent
Friday, 3 August 2018

On Thursday, Additional Commissioner Rajendra Nimbalkar, Leader of the House in PMC Shrinath Bhimale and Standing Committee Chairman Yogesh Mulik discussed the issue with the villagers. They assured the villagers of completing their demands as early as possible. After that, the villagers agreed to withdraw their agitation.  

Pune: Phursungi villagers have decided to withdraw the agitation over the garbage issue. They have given one month’s time to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to fulfill their demands. Villagers demanded infrastructure work and a halt to open dumping of garbage permanently. On Thursday, the PMC officials conducted a meeting with  villagers and gave assurances to fulfill their demands as early as possible. 

On Thursday, Additional Commissioner Rajendra Nimbalkar, Leader of the House in PMC Shrinath Bhimale and Standing Committee Chairman Yogesh Mulik discussed the issue with the villagers. They assured the villagers of completing their demands as early as possible. After that, the villagers agreed to withdraw their agitation.  

Sanjay Harpale, former Sarpanch of Phursungi village said, “We have given a written demand to the PMC and have given them one month to complete it. Now, we have called off the agitation and will allow the garbage trucks to enter the depot.” Villagers demanded cement concrete roads, drinking water tanks, drainage system, Development Plan (DP) of newly merged villages and a stop to open dumping in the garbage 
depot. 

Suresh Jagtap, Head of Solid Waste Management Department of the PMC said, “ After calling off the agitation, we have started sending garbage trucks. Villagers have taken the decision after a meeting with the PMC officials.” 

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