PMC to start a 750-tonne Garbage Processing Plant

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is planning to start a 750-tonne garbage processing plant at Ramtekdi near Hadapsar to process mixed waste.

The civil work of the plant is expected to start in the next few days. An agency has been appointed for setting up and operating the facility. The plant will be made operational in the next one year.

The city’s daily garbage generation has gone up by almost 500 tonnes after the merger of 11 villages in the civic limits last year.

According to sources, the city’s daily garbage generation has gone up to 2,000 tonnes from 1,500 tonnes in the past six months. The corporation is processing about 1,000 tonnes of garbage at the existing plants. The rest is dumped at the depot and other places.