Pimpri: When the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is finding it difficult to create awareness about segregation of waste among posh societies in the city, it has received a pleasant surprise, as Sai Mangal Society in Gharkul project has taken an initiative with the total segregation of waste, as well as composting all organic solid waste.
The building is part of Gharkul project, constructed by the PCMC under the central sponsored scheme and the occupants of the society belong to lower income group. Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar inaugurated a waste-to-compost project in the society on Sunday. This project will be a zero garbage generation initiative.
While speaking at the programme, Hardikar said, “It is the need of the hour to segregate waste and convert it into compost at the source, so that minimum amount of garbage will be produced. The project that Sai Mangal Society has started is indeed a welcome move. Other societies in the city must learn from this example.”
The leader of House Eknath Pawar, corporator Yogita Nagargoje, Ashwini Bobde, zonal officer Manoj Lonkar, Sudhakar Dhuri of Gharkul Federation, Babaji Salve, Shivaji Gole, Popat Misal, Balasaheb More, Katthu Indve and others were present.
Many bigger societies in the city have slowly implemented segregation and waste-to-compost projects. Hardikar said, “There is not too much expenditure on the implementation of segregation and composting. It is the most environment-friendly way to dispose of waste. So, other societies should also adopt this.”
There are 42 flats in the society. Twenty-five kg organic waste is generated from the society which is being converted into compost.