Pune: Moshi Garbage Depot Full; Forest Department Pursues New Land Option

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By: Pune Pulse

August 16, 2023 

Pune: Due to the increasing population and urbanization, the issue of garbage in Pune has become a major concern. The existing garbage depot in Moshi is reaching its capacity, and there are heaps of garbage. Pimpri-Chinchwad, an industrial city, is undergoing rapid growth and has become a preferred location for people to live. With a population of three million, it is facing a significant garbage problem. 

In 2017, the city generated 832 tonnes of waste per day, which has now increased to 1,250 tonnes. Since 1991, household waste has been collected and dumped at the garbage depot in Moshi, which is spread across 81 acres. However, the depot is running out of space, and the heaps of garbage continue to grow. 

As a result, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has been unable to acquire the necessary land for the depot. If a permanent solution is not found, the city’s garbage problem is likely to become more severe in the future. The forest department is working to identify an alternative site for the garbage depot, which will then be handed over to the corporation.

Madhupriya Dhanwate 

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