PMR needs small SWM plants, says Kiran Gitte

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 25 March 2018

Pune: As a part of handling solid waste management in Pune city and Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR), PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte has stressed on the need to have small Solid Waste Management(SWM) plants across all four parts of PMR region. 

On Thursday, PMC Chief Kunal Kumar said there was lack of space in city limits for setting up SWM plants and PMRDA and PMC needed to come together and solve the issue. 

Pune: As a part of handling solid waste management in Pune city and Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR), PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte has stressed on the need to have small Solid Waste Management(SWM) plants across all four parts of PMR region. 

On Thursday, PMC Chief Kunal Kumar said there was lack of space in city limits for setting up SWM plants and PMRDA and PMC needed to come together and solve the issue. 

Gitte said there are 25 Gram Panchayats in PMR region. “With the rising population, the Gram Panchayats are unable to handle the issue of SWM and so there is a need for small SWM plants in different PMR regions. The waste of PMC and PMRDA can be clubbed together to produce electricity under ‘ways to energy’ initiative,” added Gitte.

Currently, PMRDA plans to work with Gram Panchayats in Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) for handling management of waste. “We will provide them equipment like waste bins and containers. We will also provide training and guidance for waste management. The PMC generates about 1,200 tonnes of garbage daily and garbage from villages in PMR will be brought together for processing,” added Gitte.

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