PCB generates around 50 tonnes of garbage every day. Earlier, the board had floated a proposal to build and operate a solid waste management plant on the same site. But, according to the new plan, the garrison would pay the contractor for waste disposal on every tonne.
Locals around the open plot are miffed with the PCB’s inaction for so long, but are looking forward to a new space for waste disposal. Archana Pawar, a resident of Ambikanagar in Hadpsar, said, “There are many issues because of this landfill because of the foul smell.Some of the representatives from the area had earlier filed complaints about it to PCB. But, the problem still persists. However, I am optimistic and all the residents would be happy if the issue would be resolved soon.“ A resident of Chavkar Vasti, Hadapsar, Pankaj Rathi, said, “Five years ago, they had proposed a similar concept, but nothing happened. Last month when the defence minister had visited, we had complained about the issues, which made them come up with this idea. We will be relieved only after it becomes functional.“
Source : Mirror