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Fees hiked for trash collection
ST Correspondent | Saturday, 15 August 2015 AT 01:24 PM IST
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Pune: While the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is struggling with disposing of 1,600 metric tonnes garbage on daily basis, the citizens will have to shell out more money for door-to-door garbage collection.

A proposal has been tabled before the standing committee of the PMC. According to the proposal, the civic administration has proposed a hike in the fees for door-to-door collection of segregated garbage from Rs 30 to Rs 50 per month.

Once the standing committee approves the proposal, the PMC will make an agreement with SWaCH for the next five years. Also the volunteers cannot demand extra money from the citizens for providing them the garbage collection service.
According to the proposal the citizens utilising the service of SWaCH will have to pay Rs 50 per month to the volunteers of SWaCH Seva Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit.

The volunteers of SWaCH collect segregated garbage from households and after sorting it, they use it for recycling. But the monthly fee for garbage collection was less so to deal with garbage collection in a better way, the civic body has decided to increase the fees.

The civic administration will also have to supply safety gear to SWaCH volunteers.

Venk - Monday, 14 September 2015 AT 02:37 AM IST
50Rs per month is cheap - if you pay peanuts you get monkeys - time Poona MC woke up and did some serious thinking how to collect and process the waste generated. You cannot rely on volunteers subsisting on selling recovered plastic and card board.

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