With the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis keen on resolving the garbage issue by December 31, the Pune Municipal Corporation and district administration are assessing the stone quarry sites proposed. On Monday, the administration discussed the site of Pimpri Sandas and on Tuesday the meeting for assessing the site of Yevalewadi will be discussed. “We have to fix 25 acres for the garbage processing and treatment with one of the sites completely closing down,’’ said PMC officials. While district administration officials maintained that they had proposed nearly 85 stone quarrying sites, of which some were owned by the government and others were private, the municipal corporation was to decide on the same after the discussions.
The garbage disposal issue is all set to come up again for the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) as the main processing plant run by Hanger biotech has become non-operational forcing the civic administration to work hard in ensuring the processing of the waste.
The plant was run by the private company in an area spread over 65 acres of land and having a capacity to process 1,000 tonne of waste every day. “The processing plant could not process waste for more than 350 tonne. There were some technical problems and the civic administration had sought an explanation from the company running it while providing necessary financial help and manpower but the processing capacity could not be increased,” said civic officer.
The residents of Uruli Devachi and Phursungi has warned of agitation if the PMC does not stop dumping the waste at the refill site by December 31. They are also pushing for a job in PMC for the members of the family who lost their land for garbage dumping site.