Pune civic body pulled up by MPCB for non-compliance

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued a notice to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for non-compliance regarding solid waste at the landfill site. PMC has been warned against dumping fresh garbage at the waste plant.

MPCB has instructed the civic body to follow the norms as per the solid waste management act and submit a report to its office, reports The Hindustan Times.

PMC has a landfill site at Uruli Devachi and Phursungi.

MPCB, in its letter to the PMC, said, “We did a joint visit at the garbage depots on March 3 along with PMC officials. It was found that PMC is processing fresh 250 to 300 metric tonne waste. It is observed that leachate treatment provided is not adequate and a huge quantity of leachate is flowing through without treatment in the nallah. As the untreated leachate is mixing in water source, it would pollute the surrounding area.”

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