PMC to set up plants for scientific disposal of sanitary napkins

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to set up plants for scientific disposal of sanitary napkins in each ward. So far, the PMC has set up and operationalised seven plants in various wards across the city.
As per a survey conducted by the PMC a few years ago, around 2 to 3 tonnes of used sanitary napkins are disposed of daily in the city.

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to set up plants for scientific disposal of sanitary napkins in each ward. So far, the PMC has set up and operationalised seven plants in various wards across the city.
As per a survey conducted by the PMC a few years ago, around 2 to 3 tonnes of used sanitary napkins are disposed of daily in the city.

The existing sanitary napkins disposal plants located in Hadapsar and Vartak Garden in Shaniwar Peth are functioning well. Following positive results of these plants, the PMC has decided to replicate the project in the remaining wards.

The PMC Standing Committee on Tuesday diverted funds amounting to Rs 5 crore, originally meant for the bicycle plan, to kick-start the work on these plants.

According to the PMC, there are around 15 lakh women in the city in the age group of 13 to 45 years. This means sanitary napkins used by a major section of society gets mixed in the routine garbage every day, despite the PMC having introduced red dot scheme to segregate and for easy identification of the used sanitary napkins.

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