NCP-led PMC’s proposal to process garbage for Manjari
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The new move will cost the civic body over Rs 20,000 per month
The civic body standing committee on Tuesday approved NCP's proposal about the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) processing garbage generated in the adjoining Manjari village.
Already struggling to dispose of the garbage generated within the civic jurisdiction, the new move will cost the civic body over Rs 20,000 per month, officials said. NCP leader Subhash Jagtap had tabled a proposal in the standing committee, urging the civic body to take the responsibility of processing the solid waste generated in Manjari village, where the NCP is in power. "The proposal was unanimously approved by the committee," said Baburao Chandere, chairman of the standing committee.
He said the PMC would take Rs 10,000 per month from Manjari village gram panchayat for processing the garbage. It would be the gram panchayat's responsibility to collect and deposit the waste at the processing plant. When asked that this might trigger similar demands from other adjoining villages, Chandere said, "Such a demand by all the adjoining villages is welcome as anyhow the garbage generated in these villages is disposed of in the civic jurisdiction."
However, he did not elaborate on the amount of expenditure the civic body will have to incur. Civic sources said the PMC is expected to get 7-tonne garbage daily from Manjari village.
As per the agreement with the garbage processing companies, the PMC has to pay Rs 160 per tonne garbage deposited at the plant for processing. Thus, the PMC will have to pay Rs 33,600 for processing the garbage from Manjari village while it will receive Rs 10,000 per month.
"If more villages come up with such a demand, then the civic body's expenditure will increase for processing the garbage generated outside its jurisdiction when it is struggling to process its own garbage," said a civic official.
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