Plan for 4 waste management plants in region

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Pune: Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) is planning to set up four waste management plants to process waste collected in the region. PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte said he is in talks with authorities, the State government and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to ask for land to set up the plants. 

Pune: Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) is planning to set up four waste management plants to process waste collected in the region. PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte said he is in talks with authorities, the State government and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to ask for land to set up the plants. 

“One such plant will be coming up near Megapolis Society in Hinjawadi Phase III and we have asked for land from MIDC. Be it private or government land, that will not be a constraint for us to set up these plants. We will have to set up these plants to address the waste management issue,” added Gitte. 

Gitte said the plants will come up on land away from residential areas so there is no conflict with the locals. “We are looking for 50 tonnes waste management plants,” added Gitte. The PMRDA is also providing garbage bins and garbage collection vans in local villages. It is also in the process of looking for options of ‘waste to energy project’ which will help in the conversion of tonnes of garbage into energy. 

The PMRDA is also working closely with Gram Panchayats to manage waste. Gitte said PMRDA will provide capital investment to Gram Panchayats and they will have to provide manpower for garbage collection. “We can provide them with infrastructure, along with vehicles and garbage bins, but the manpower for running the garbage collection has to be done by the Gram Panchayats,” added Gitte.
 

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