Opposition leaders in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have hit out at civic administration for having roped in an NGO for implementing the zero garbage project. The standing committee had approved the proposal to allocate Rs 1.48 crore to NGO Janwani to implement the project in 20 city panels.
Strongly objecting to the decision,BJP corporator Shrinath Bhimale said that its the civic bodys responsibility to collect and dispose garbage and not the NGOs.
With citizens already paying taxes to the PMC,they would have to shell out more for the NGO,which is unacceptable, said Bhimale.
Supporting the BJP,Shiv Sena said that it was the responsibility of civic body and not the NGO to collect and dispose garbage.
The civic body plans to implement the Katraj model of garbage collection in 20 panels of the city.
The civic body is already running a pilot in Katraj with the help of corporators,NGOs and private firms. The plan was to implement the project in all the civic panels with the help of NGOs and private companies.