Pune to open eight new waste processing plants

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The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has planned to open at least eight plants this year to process around 1,700 tonnes of waste daily. Open dumping has been banned at the Uruli Devachi dumping site but the civic body is short of facilities to process all of the garbage generated in the city.

The Indian Express reports that the PMC has decided to start operations of two processing plants of 50 tonnes each at Keshavnagar and Sukhsagarnagar from next month, a 750 tonne processing plant at Ramtekdhi and another 50 tonne processing plant at Keshavnagar in March, a 100 tonne plant in Ambegaon in April, a 200 tonne plant in Uruli in June and 340 tonne plant in Ramtekdi in December. Another 100 tonne plant proposed in Lohegaon is delayed as its location is being changed.

The PMC has the facility to process 450 tonnes wet waste every day, of which 300 tonnes is given to farmers for compost and 100 tonnes is used for vermi compost in civic area. The civic body has the capacity to process 900 tonnes of dry waste every day.

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