New waste facility to be built at Pune Cantonment Board site

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) have approved a Rs 20-crore project to build a 100-metric solid waste management facility on PCB’s property. A total of Rs 7.50 crore has been approved for the construction of a 100 metric tonne processing unit, with a total cost of Rs 12 crore for the sanitary landfill project. Cantonment Board’s ten-acre autonomous property in Hadapsar Industrial Estate is being used for the project.

In addition, the PMC will modernise the board’s current solid waste management and garbage treatment plant, which has been operational since 2018.

Tenders will be released shortly, reports Hindustan Times. Our ten-acre open plot has been given to the PMC while the remaining 13 acres is our possession. The PMC will invest in the erection of necessary infrastructure on the 70:30 model.

The PCB was required to provide proper scientific treatment for the old waste, lying at the trenching ground site at Hadapsar, as per section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 along with Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016.

Recently, in a report to the National Green Tribunal, the PMC had submitted that it is processing almost 100 per cent waste generated within the municipal limits.

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