PCMC: Ravet Residents Demand Action Against Noisy, Polluting RMC Plant

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Ravet, 10th April 2024: Residents of Ravet are facing increasing air and noise pollution due to the operation of a Ready Mix Cement (RMC) plant located in the midst of residential societies. The relentless functioning of the plant has led to health concerns among citizens, prompting complaints to the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

Situated in the Chandrabhaga corner and Vikasnagar area, the RMC plant has become a source of distress for the community, comprising schools, colleges, and residential complexes. Residents, including children, students, the elderly, and women, are grappling with respiratory issues aggravated by the plant’s emissions. Moreover, the incessant operation of the plant round the clock disrupts the peace of the neighborhood, depriving residents of much-needed sleep.

Despite repeated complaints and appeals for action, residents allege that neither the Municipal Corporation nor the MPCB has taken concrete steps to address the situation. The Environmental Department of the PCMC issued a notice to the RMC plant, but the MPCB’s failure to act on the matter has left residents feeling neglected and frustrated.

Sandeep Dafal, president of the Santosh Dreams Society in Ravet, voiced the community’s concerns, highlighting the adverse impact of the RMC plant on their health and well-being. Dafal emphasized the urgent need for authorities to intervene and shut down the plant to alleviate the suffering of residents.

In response to the outcry from residents, municipal officials have inspected the RMC plant and issued directives to the MPCB for its closure. Sanjay Kulkarni, Municipal Engineer, reiterated the administration’s commitment to addressing the issue promptly.

Manchak Jadhav, Deputy Regional Officer of the MPCB, assured residents that necessary action would be taken to close the RMC plant in Ravet.

However, with tensions escalating and residents growing increasingly agitated, the timely closure of the plant remains paramount to restoring peace and tranquility to the affected community.