The Kasba-Vishrambaug Wada ward office limits will witness the implementation of a comprehensive program focused on solid waste management and information, education, and communication (IEC).
This initiative, known as “Majhe Pune, Swachh Pune” or “My Pune Clean Pune,” was inaugurated by Chandrakant Patil, the district guardian minister, during a ceremony held at Kesari Wada.
The primary objective of this program is to enhance and encourage responsible waste disposal practices among the residents of the area. It aims to achieve three key goals: attaining 100 percent waste collection, ensuring 80 percent waste segregation at the source, and eliminating all chronic spots and garbage vulnerable points (GVPs) within the designated boundaries.
During his speech at the event, Patil expressed his satisfaction with the positive response to the plastic collection drive in Pune. He also acknowledged the innovative utilization of plastic waste, such as its conversion into garments and its use as a source of fuel and asphalt mix for road construction.
Vikram Kumar, the municipal commissioner, highlighted the future challenges associated with the increasing population of Pune, which is projected to reach 10 million by 2035. Consequently, the solid waste collection is expected to double from the current 22 lakh kilograms.
To address this issue, the municipality has recently introduced 250 new garbage collection trucks, and it plans to add five ultra-modern electric garbage trucks to its fleet next month.