Pune PMC Enforces Stricter Penalties for Improper Waste Management: Revised Fines up to ₹ 15,000

Pune PMC Enforces Stricter Penalties for Improper Waste Management: Revised Fines up to ₹ 15,000

Pune PMC Enforces Stricter Penalties for Improper Waste Management: Revised Fines up to ₹ 15,000 ( Representational Image )

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Pune citizens will now face stricter penalties for improper waste management. The Municipal Solid Waste Department has revised fines to enforce better discipline among residents. Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kadam recently issued orders to this effect.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has updated its cleanliness by-laws to maintain public hygiene. These by-laws include penalties for spitting, urinating in public places, burning waste, not sorting waste into dry and wet, and dumping waste in rivers. The fines range from Rs 180 to Rs 5,000.


Penalties for non-segregation of waste, non-processing of wet waste by Bulk Waste Generators (BWG), and burning of waste are enforced by Senior Health Inspectors and Health Inspectors of PMC. The state government has amended these by-laws after considering public objections and suggestions. Following this, the Government of Maharashtra directed all municipal corporations in the state to implement these revised rules.

The new penalties are as follows:

• Non-separation of wet and dry waste:

• Previously, fines were Rs 60 for the first time, Rs 120 for the second time, and Rs 180 for subsequent violations.

• Now, the fine is Rs 300 for the first offense and Rs 500 for each subsequent offense.

• Bulk Waste Generators not disposing of wet waste:

• Earlier fines were Rs 5,000 for the first time, Rs 10,000 for the second time, and Rs 15,000 for subsequent violations.

• The revised fine is Rs 5,000 for the first offense and Rs 15,000 for each subsequent offense.

• Burning garbage:

• The fine has increased from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.

The new fines aim to ensure better waste management practices and maintain cleanliness in Pune. Citizens must adhere to these regulations to avoid hefty penalties.