Fadnavis ends Pune garbage stalemate

Fadnavis ends Pune garbage stalemate

first_imgPune: The impasse over the disposal of Pune’s garbage was finally broken on Sunday after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met with the residents of Uruli Devachi and Phursungi villages and persuaded them to withdraw their agitation.The Chief Minister, who met the villagers in the presence of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule, gave them a number of assurances, promising that “a comprehensive and permanent solution to the problem would be ironed out within a month”.“The concerns of the citizens of Uruli Devachi and Phursungi will be accorded top priority … We will consider capping the landfill site soon, while investing in newer and more efficient waste-processing plants,” Mr. Fadnavis said.The protest erupted three weeks ago, after a fire broke out at the garbage depot at Uruli Devachi. Villagers stopped the Pune Municipal Corporation from dumping garbage in the villages.“We are also mulling on how to recompense afflicted villagers,” Mr. Fadnavis said.last_img

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