PUNE: Overrunning opposition from elected representatives, the civic administration has planned extensive decentralization of garbage processing in the city.
Municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar while presenting his draft budget for 2015-16 said the city must opt for decentralization of garbage. Corporators had opposed garbage processing units in their localities saying that people don’t want them because of the odour.
“Every ward must take care of its garbage. The PMC has provided for Rs 50 crore for setting up small processing plants at the ward level. We are going to create awareness among members of the public for segregation of garbage. In the next few months, the number of biogas plants will be increased to 25. Garden waste projects will be increased,” Kumar added. The civic body has to reduce its dependence on Uruli Devachi and Phursungi garbage depots, he said.