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Fire at garbage dump: Sule tells PMC to shift carcass plant

Following the fire that erupted at Uruli Devachi garbage depot,the villagers have threatened agitation if the Pune Municipal Corporation “does not mend its ways and resolve the issue” as soon as possible

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 3, 2012 2:48:20 am

Following the fire that erupted at Uruli Devachi garbage depot,the villagers have threatened agitation if the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) “does not mend its ways and resolve the issue” as soon as possible. The fire has once again brought into focus the inconvenience the garbage depot has caused the villagers.

Taking up the villagers’ grievances,NCP MP Supriya Sule has directed civic administration to shift the carcass disposal plant located there by October 31 and ask citizens to generate less waste.

“The garbage processing plant and development work undertaken in Uruli Devachi was taken up at the meeting called by the NCP MP. She expressed concern over the situation after a fire broke again out at the dumping site,” said Pramod Yadav,officer on special duty (OSD),PMC.

Sule has also directed the administration to hire locals as daily wage workers with the PMC and spray insectiside on the garbage site regularly to check the menace of flies in the area,Yadav said.

Sule also asked for expediting the work of capping of dumping site,Yadav said,adding that the next meeting to review the situation would be held on August 3.

Joint municipal commissioner Suresh Jagtap said the NCP MP gave instructions on strict implementation of the ban on plastic in the city. “Sule emphasised that the garbage generated in any area should be processed within that area itself instead of bringing it to Uruli Devachi,” he said.

Meanwhile,the fire that had erupted at Uruli Devachi dumping site on Saturday has been brought under control,officials said. Villagers,however,said the fire has not been completely brought under control and the smoke was posing health issues to the residents of the area.

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