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PMC to finally set up garbage shed on Baner Road
ST Correspondent | Saturday, 25 July 2015 AT 10:21 PM IST
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BANER ROAD: The grievances of residents of Mitrangan Society on Baner Road, due to open sorting of garbage in front of the society, are likely to cease with the proposal of erection of a sorting shed in the area.

The waste pickers in the area use an open plot opposite the society to sort garbage. “The garbage, including wet waste, is strewn around, which is posing a major threat to the health of residents living in the area. The wet garbage attracts a lot of mosquitoes, stray dogs and even pigs. The garbage also emanates a stench which is unbearable,” said resident Sandeep Deo.

The residents of the area have been complaining about this open sorting facility to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for more than 10 months.

“Even after repeated follow-ups and such serious concerns regarding health of the residents living in the societies around, no action has been taken by the PMC. The PMC will be held responsible in case any one here suffers from dengue or any other diseases,” said Deo.

However, in a respite to residents, the civic body has planned to erect a sorting shed on the plot.

“We were not able to find a proper place for erecting a sorting shed in the Baner area due to which sorting was being done in the open. We have already started work on the plot opposite Mitrangan Society, murrum has been spread and then we will proceed to undertake the rolling work. The plan for erection of the sorting shed is in the tender stage,” said a local sanitation personnel.

He added that once the shed has been constructed, the garbage problem in the area will cease as the sorting of garbage will be done in the enclosure.

Venk - Monday, 14 September 2015 AT 02:33 AM IST
About Time - Poona Municipal Corporation should have a proper waste collection and materials recovery facility with all health and safety measures - not rely on voluntary organisations or waste pickers - this is a disgrace.

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