Pune: Chicken, mutton waste processing units to be set up in Uruli Devachi

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It has been observed that butchers dump chicken and mutton waste in nullahs, chambers, and other places resulting in water pollution and a subsequent threat to public health. Therefore, chicken, mutton, and fish waste processors are to be set up by Pune Municipal Corporation to tackle this issue.

24 June 2024

Pune- The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) plans to establish a facility for processing chicken and mutton waste in Uruli Devachi. The main goal is to manage the waste produced after the sale of chicken and mutton in the city, as improper and unscientific disposal has been on the rise.

Butchers often dump chicken and mutton waste in drains, containers, and other locations, leading to water pollution and posing a subsequent threat to public health. This initiative aims to ensure the proper disposal of waste using scientific methods and will not involve burning the discarded material.

The central government, as part of the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, had previously instructed the PMC to establish a mutton waste processing unit in order to comply with environmental safety regulations. It has been reported that this project requires 20 gunthas of land with a 200-meter buffer zone. Due to opposition from the public, PMC has identified the Uruli Devachi facility as one of the most suitable locations to set up the center.

The civic body established a dead animal waste processing center in Mundhwa six years ago at a cost of Rs 3 crore. However, it was closed down after some citizens took the matter to court. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has now lifted its stay on the project, and it is set to recommence within a month, with a processing capacity of one tonne.

PMC is currently studying a plan for the execution of the unit. According to the primary survey conducted by PMC, there are over 10,000 vendors selling meat and fish in Pune.

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