Pune to replace existing biogas plants with new facilities

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The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to close 25 biogas plants built at a cost of Rs. 100 crore. These factories treat 2-7 MT waste per day. While several facilities have stopped operating over the past few years, others are operating at a reduced level.

The proposal has been approved by municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar. The PMC is planning to dismantle the plants and set up new four plants at different sections of the city as these plants are not functioning effectively.

Pune’s first biogas plant was set up at Model Colony in 2008-09 to generate electricity, before residents raised objection citing unpleasant odour, reports Hindustan Times.

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