Pune: MLA Mahesh Landge Urges State Government Intervention to Tackle Garbage Burning Woes in Pimpri-Chinchwad

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Pimpri-Chinchwad, 18th December 2023: The burning of garbage in the Dehurod cantonment area within the Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal limits has become a cause of distress for the citizens of Rupinagar and Talwade. In response to this pressing issue, MLA Mahesh Landge has called upon the Maharashtra state government to take proactive measures and establish a waste disposal project in the cantonment area.


During the winter session in Nagpur, a noteworthy discussion took place concerning the proposed Punawale Garbage Depot in Pimpri-Chinchwad, in which MLA Landge actively participated. The state government eventually canceled the garbage depot, taking into consideration the concerns of local citizens in Punawale. MLA Landge commended MLA Ashwini Jagtap for her efforts and welcomed the decision of the state government. He also highlighted the challenges associated with the Moshi garbage depot and the garbage issues at Dehu and Alandi pilgrimage sites.


MLA Mahesh Landge emphasized that the residents of Moshi and its neighboring areas have endured the odor from garbage depots for the past 40 years. Despite the implementation of the ‘Waste to Energy’ project in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there is currently no waste treatment plant within the Dehu Cantonment limits. The daily waste collected is being burned within the boundaries of Rupinagar-Talwade villages, leading to health concerns among citizens.


Complaints regarding smoke and stench from citizens prompted the Municipal Corporation to send a letter to the Cantonment regarding waste disposal, but no action has been taken on it. Consequently, the waste has to be transported to the Moshi waste depot.


MLA Landge stressed the need for the state government’s intervention in implementing solid waste management projects in Srikshetra Dehu and Srikshetra Alandi. He also raised the issue of illegal burning of waste from Dehurod cantonment limits in Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal limits, seeking clarity on the state government’s stance.


In response, Cabinet Minister Uday Samant assured that the state government would take a positive stand on solid waste projects in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipality, Dehu Cantonment, Srikshetra Dehu, and Srikshetra Alandi.


MLA Landge expressed gratitude for the cancellation of the proposed waste depot in Punawale and urged the government’s attention to address the challenges faced by Pimpri-Chinchwad residents due to the burning of waste in the Moshi depot.