PUNE: To solve the issue of waste management in Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) region, PMRDA has taken its first step by providing a Ghanta Gadi (garbage van) to Mahalunge village on Monday.
Guardian Minister Girish Bapat, Member of Parliament Supriya Sule, Collector Naval Kishore Ram, Zilla Parishad CEO Suraj Mandhare and PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte were present during the event.
Waste management is one of the important initiatives of PMRDA. The PMRDA is planning to dump garbage at the Phursungi garbage depot by initiating the reclamation of the land by participating in the ‘waste to energy project’ and transforming 2,000 tonnes of garbage into energy. Under the initiative, PMRDA will also be providing basic amenities for garbage collection to local bodies.
Speaking about the initiative PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte said that model township is planned at Mahalunge and so the basic facilities have to be provided to the village. “We are building roads to connect Mahalunge to Hinjawadi IT Park. A tender for 2.8 km road, which has to be built has been called and the work started on Monday. The bridge connecting Mahalunge to IT Park is almost ready. We are providing bell truck to the village which will help in segregation of wet and dry waste,” added Gitte.
Speaking on the occasion MP Supriya Sule said providing basic necessities to villages is a must for development of the village. “Apart from waste management and road infrastructure, water facilities is also essential for the villagers,” added Sule. PMRDA will be replicating the initiative in other villages for waste management.