Pune Municipal Corporation
India

Population: 3115431
Area of jurisdiction: 552 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
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Renewable energy target: 5% by 2020 n/a
Energy efficiency target: 5% by 2020 () n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
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Government GHG Emissions
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Other available GHG inventories: 2008

Mitigation actions

Emission Reduction through converting MSW to Energy at Pune Rochem Plant
A 700 MT capacity plant is installed in Ramtekdi. The prlant based on pyrolysis technique is producing electricity from waste. In the first phase, 200 to 250 MT waste was being processed. In the later stages, when the plant started functioning with full capacity, the electricity generated was fed into the grid. Electricity is being generated from harmful non-biodegradable waste. Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Recycling of Non-biodegradable Waste
Waste pickers and itinerant buyers, working with SWACH (Solid Waste Collection and Handling Co-operative) collect recyclable materials that amount to 22% of the municipal solid waste. They cover about 4 lakh households from about 15 wards and collect approx. 150 tons of dry recyclable waste everyday. Start year 2006
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Improving Pune's Environment by Controlling and Monitoring Green Cover
Initiative to control and monitor tree felling like Joint Forest Management and Green cover calculations have been taken. Tree plantation drives are also being carried out in the city. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Ban on use of Plastic and Thermacol
Notification to ban plastic and thermacol was passed in February 2014. It bans the use of plastic bags having less than 50 microns and charges Rs. 15 for more than 50 microns. It also encourages the reuse of plastic bags. Start year 2014
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Encouraging Use of CNG by Providing Subsidy for Autorickshaws
Subsidy of Rs. 12000 per rickshaw is given to riskshaws who have installed CNG kits. Approximately 12,040 rickshaws have benefited from this Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Emission Reduction through RE measures at PMC Building
12 kW Solar PV system consisting of 48 solar panels each having capacity of 250 W have been installed in the PMC building. It generates about 100 units per day and is used to run pump sets in the building. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Establishment of a Dedicated Energy Saving Cell
Energy Saving Cell established in PMC in 2014 to undertake necessary energy saving actions and projects, to increasing energy efficiency and to promote renewable energy. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Emission reduction through Installing Solar Water Heaters in Corporation Buildings
PMC installed 5482 solar water heaters in corporation buildings like hospitals, crematoria's, etc. Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Use of energy efficient technology in PMC Building
PMC as a measure to conserve energy has taken up this initiative to use energy efficient star rate material in the PMC buildings Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Emission reduction through use of LED light fitting streetlights, solar streetlights in gardens
PMC replaced 985 high pressure sodium vapour lamps (HPSV) with LED fittings in 2010-11, followed by 5000 in 2011-12 and 10,000 in 2012-13. This has led to about 40-45% energy saving. Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Installation of Gasifier based crematoria for unclaimed bodies to reduce pollution
A gasifier based crematoria at Kailash Shamshan has been installed having a 100 ft high chimney with water scrubber filter to reduce pollution. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Replicating Air Pollution Control System at 8 Cremation Sites
Air pollution control systems installed at 4 locations have been working satisfactorily. Therefore, PMC has planned to replicate the same at 8 more locations within the city. Start year 2014
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Air pollution control measures at cremation sites
100 ft. high chimney is installed at 4 locations Vaikunt Shamshan Bhumi, Kailash Shamshan Bhumi, Hadapsar and Koregaon Park. 1065 cremations take place on Vaikunth Shamshan Bhumi where this initiative led to wood saving of 1,60,000 kg per day. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Controlling and Monitoring Landfill Site to control emissions and Water Pollution
AESR (Applicable Environmental & Social Regulation) Compliance Audit for the landfill facility of Hanjer Biotech Energies Pvt. Ltd. in Pune. Other cities involved are: Pune, Nagpur, Vasai-Virar, Jalgaon, Faridabad, Agra, Mangalpur and Salem Hanjer Biotech Energies Pvt. Ltd. (Hanjer Biotech) is constructing landfills in all 8 cities and as part of due-diligence audits required by their investors, ICLEI – SA has been contracted to develop the AESR based on IFC and World Bank Standards and assess implementation of the guidelines in the 8 said sites. Activities Completed: 1. Initial field visits to the Mira Bhaiyandar and Vasai facilities, reconnaissance survey of the prevalent operational practices and current status of EMP implementation. 2. Review and validation of the EMP prepared by the client, Ms. HBEPL, with respect to applicable local, regional and national legislation and Performance Standards requirements of the Fund as specified in the Fund’s Performance Standards and prevalent Best Practices. 3. A revised EMP has been prepared and submitted to the client for implementation; audits of EMP 15 ISWM facilities. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Setting up of Late Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Wildlife Research Centre
Animal Adoption scheme has been started at Late Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Wildlife Research Centre to create awareness about wildlife. Under this scheme people can adopt any animal at the zoo for as less as 1day to a maximum of 5 years. Also, there is an option to adopt all animals at the zoo for 1 day or to adopt any one animal for a minimum of 1 month. The revenue collected through adoption scheme is used for food, medicines and maintenance of enclosures of the animals. Late Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park ranks 6th in India amongst all zoological parks. The Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi has declared Late Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park as “Model Zoo” of western region of India. The zoo acts as natural habitat for 45 different species of birds. According to tree census carried out in 2009, there are 25,500 trees of 108 different species at the zoo. The street lighting is based on solar energy in zoo. Battery operated vehicles are arranged for citizens to travel in zoo. Waste generated in zoo is collected and scientifically processed by Vermi-composting. Plastic things are not allowed in zoo. To create awareness about wild animals zoo is organized educational activities for students and citizens eg;- Rajiv Gandhi Zoo’s website (www.punezoo.gov.in) and face book account is (Pune Zoo Friends Group) .Various program like monthly workshop, summer camp are conducted for school students, college students and citizens. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Environmental Awareness Programs by PMC
Pune Municipal Corporation’s Indradhanushya Environment Education and Citizenship Center is working to provide students a platform to perform, recognize their caliber and potential in terms of knowledge and awareness for environment, to acknowledge it and encourage them for future. In the festivals, various competitions are organized for school as well as college students. Expert lecture by the guest speakers are also been arranged during these festivals. Website: www.indradhanushya.doodlekit.com, Facebook page: Indradhanushya Environment Education and Citizenship Centre.) Pune Municipal Corporation celebrates foundation day every year by organising vegetables, fruits and flower exhibition at Sambhaji Udyan. The purpose of this program was to tell citizens about NGOs who are working on environment. Paryavaran Mitra Park: Late Mr. Anandroa Rambhaji Bagave Paryavarn Mitra Park at Gurunanak nagar, Bhavani Peth has been developed for students and citizens. The park has been developed with the objective to increase awareness among the students and the citizens about environment. India’s former President and scientist Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is Environment Ambassador for this Paryavaran Mitra Program. The main objective of the Paryavaran Mitra Program is to impart information about sustainable development and climate change. In Paryavarn Mitra Park, subjects such as water conservation, solar energy, solid waste management, transport, cleanliness and hygiene etc. are displayed with the help of panels. Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Involving Communities in Tree Plantation Activities
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is implementing projects with Forest department as Joint Forest Management (JFM) for green area development in Pune city. PMC is stressing to grow indigenous plants in available space. PMC is doing plantation programs with help of different social organization, nature lovers & students of schools and colleges. Under Joint forest Management project different hills are protected and conserved. Bhamburda Tekadi (100 hectares), Warje Tekadi (45 hectares), Ghorpadi, Vanavadi, Wadgoan-Sheri, Kondwa Bk, Kondwa khurd, Mohammadwadi, Kharadi and Warje are having total 303.20 ha. area under forest. PMC and forest department is doing joint forest management project in these areas. Baner 291 acre, Pashan 120 acre and Sutarwadi 61 acre are having total 462 acres area. This comes under JFM project. During 2001 to 2012 PMC planted 4,49,375 trees. PMC also planted 2,55,695 trees on private land. Total 7, 05,070 trees were planted. As per Government Gazette, no. 43, dated 14/12/2009 town development department, Camp office, Nagpur, it is mandatory to plant 1tree / 100 sq. m. area. Accordingly with respect to area of city it is mandatory to plant 24,38,400 trees. In present situation Pune city is having 38,60,055 trees. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Strict Implementation of Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975
Trees and green cover in city play important role for air purification, therefore conservation of trees are very essential. PMC has strictly implemented Protection and Preservation of Tree Act 1975 to preserve trees in the city. According to this Act, citizens are imposed fine for illegally cutting of trees or branches. The fine is minimum of Rs.1000 & maximum of Rs. 5000 and the person will be imprisoned for minimum of 7 days or maximum for 1 year. A permission to fell a tree is necessary ad per the tree Act for such trees which are getting affected because of construction project. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Emission Reduction through implementing Rapid and High Capacity Transport System
Metro Project is proposed in Pune city to cater to ever growing demand for public transport. This proposal is submitted to state government for approval. For rapid and good transport system in Pune city, lots of efforts are being taken to integrate metro system with the public transport buses and also auto rickshaws as an intermediate public transport. Start year 2006
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Encouraging the use of non conventional energy sources
PMC is encouraging the use of non conventional energy sources by providing rebate in property tax (except govt taxes and water tax ) for the properties where any one or more projects like vermi-compost, solar energy, rain water harvesting are installed. Tax rebate of 5% is provided by the PMC to the properties for installation of any one of the above project and 10% rebate is given for the properties having two or more projects. The number of such properties is increasing since 2007. Total 23,170 properties get benefited till March 2013. Start year 2007
Sector Buildings
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Measures to reduce vehicular pollution by encouraging the pedestrians and cyclists
Use of non motorized transportation vehicles helps to reduce pollution and it also helps the users to maintain their health. Non motorized transport also helps to save fossil fuels which ultimately help to improve quality of air. Continuous efforts taken by various NGO’s, citizens have resulted into increased use of bicycles in the city. Cycle tracks are constructed by PMC to encourage the use of bicycle. Rent a bicycle program and cycle stands are proposed at many places in the city. Various NGO’s organize cycle rallies regularly and thus create awareness about benefits of cycling. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Emission Reduction through converting diesel based furnaces in crematorium into Gas based furnaces
Diesel operated furnace of Dhankawadi crematorium was converted to gas operated furnace in the year 2012-13 to reduce pollution. To reduce the pollutant level form the exhaust chimney of the crematoria a scrubber mechanism is installed at Vaikunth crematorium. The scrubber uses water to absorb the dust particles created in the process of burning of dead bodies. New gas operated furnace is proposed in Mundhawa. To discourage the use of timber based biomass in the form of wood for burning dead bodies, PMC is providing electric, gas operated, diesel operated furnaces free of cost to conserve the nature. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Development of green zones in residential and industrial areas to ensure clean air
It is necessary to take initiative for development of green zones in newly developing residential and industrial areas. Now a days stress is given on plantation of indigenous species at different places in the city. Following instructions are given by PMC to the builders regarding plantation of trees in the newly developing areas. A) Ratio of trees to be planted. 1. 1 tree for each of 100 sq.m. up to construction area of 500 sq.m. 2. 1 tress for each of 80 sq.m. up to construction of 500 to 2000 sq.m 3. 1 tress for each of 80 sq.m. for construction of area more than 2000 sq.m B) Minimum 0.6 meters wide area should be kept for plantation of trees on the boundary of the plots. It should be filled with soil and other related material. If plot is of 2000 sq. m to 4000 sq. m., minimum 1 m wide area near boundary should be allocated for plantation of tress. For plots of size more than 4000 sq. m, this area should be of 1.5 meters. This area could be used for other purpose like transformer, vermi compost, water storage tanks, etc. C) For plots where shops are present on the front side or on the ground floor, trees should be planted with the spacing of 4.5 metres between two plants on the front boundary of the plot (except entry and exit point). D) For the plots of area more than 2000 sq. m, out of all open spaces, minimum 25% area should be keep open for soil in which tree plantation can be done. No paving should be done in this area. E) Distance between two trees should be of 4 meters. F) Trees must be of indigenous or local origin. G) Provisional NOC should be taken from garden department of PMC for each plot. Number of trees, buildings and distance between trees and buildings should be clearly mentioned in the proposal. H) These instructions will not be valid for single bungalow or tenement. Start year 2012
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Celebrating Pune Bus Day to create awareness regarding use of public transport
On 1st November 2012 Bus Day was celebrated. It was celebrated with initiative of Sakal Newspaper Limited & coperation from Pimpri Chinchwad Corporation, all Corporators, PMPML, Pune Traffic Police, all Government and Non- Governmental Organizations, Private Organizations, IT Companies, Colleges and Schools etc. On this day 14,89,778 citizens travelled by PMPML buses. According to the survey done during this activity of BUS Day 34 % of petrol and 20% of diesel was saved. Sound level was also reduced by 7 dB. On this day Puneites avoided to use private vehicle and used PMPML bus services and helped to save environment. For this event ST Mahamandal and private bus companies had provided extra buses. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Emission reduction by purchasing CNG based public buses
Pune Mhanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has 1523 buses and by adding buses taken on rent its totaling to 1795. PMPML is giving preference for purchasing less polluting buses else it is having URO-1, URO-2, URO-3 & URO-4 buses. Currently, PMPML has 574 buses running on CNG. PMPML has proposed to purchase 500 buses on rent which is running on CNG. Whereas it is requested to get 1000 buses under JNNURM. All these buses shall run on CNG fuel hence, it will automatically help in reducing pollution in the city. No. Of CNG buses has increased therefore it is also proposed to have CNG pupms at 6 various centres. Out of this 2 centres will be at Pimpari Chinchwad area whereas 4 will be in Pune city. It is planned to have CNG pumps at Hadapsar, Kothrud, N. T. Wadi & Pune Station. To make city’s puplic transport self sufficient, buses are being purchased at large scale. Problem of Buses parking is also coming up with the increase of no. of buses. To solve this problem 6 aminity spaces of PMC and 4 places from differnet reservations totalling to 10 has been made avilable to PMPML for bus parking and planning, use of which has already started. Start year 2006
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP)
Considering growth of the city PMC had appointed M/s. IL & FS, Delhi and prepared City Mobility Plan (CMP) under the JnNURM directions given by the Central government to plan for better mobility in the city. Taking into consideration city’s growth after 30 years, various options for traffic management such as Ring road, bypass roads, flyovers, cycle track , pedistrian paths, BRT for strengthening public transport, Tram, Monorail and Metro etc. suggestions are given which has a multi-modal approach towards improving the mobility in the city. CMP suggests measures for reducing use of private vehicles and promotion of public transport. CMP of Pune City aims following things: Index Formulation Status Target Network Speed Average running speed for all vehicles (km/hr) 18 30 Public Transport Mode Share Public Transport Trips / Total trips 18% 80% Non Motorized Transport Share Non Motorized Trips / Total trips 33 50 Volume : Capacity Ratio Road traffic volume / road capacity 1.4 0.8 Accessibility Work trips with travel time less than 15 min / Total trips 33% 60% Bus supply Bus fleet / Lakh of population 28 55 IPT Registered IPT vehicles / Lakh of population 1890 1000 Walkability Footpath length / Road length 53% 100% Cyclability Cycle track length / Road length 4.8% 100% Fatality No. of fatalities / Lakh population 11 0 Parking Parkable road length / Road length 13% 0-5% (Source: CMP Report) Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Emission Reduction through capping of Landfill Site and Processing of Leachate
Since it is mandatory to have capping for the waste, execution of work on capping of waste disposed at Uruli Devachi/ Fursungi by scientific way is in progress as suggested in the DPR. Scope of the project is development of leachate collection & treatment and gas extraction system, lanfill gas monitoring and data recording systems, development of green cover on the capped area, storm water drain, compound wall/fencing, road and administrative building, maintenance of all the facilities for the period of 15 years, odour controlling, fire fighting and all environmental safe guard measures. Administrative officers and other delegates from various States such as Karnataka, Assam, Ahmedabad, Hubali - Dharwad, Indore, Bangalore, Tamilnadu and Kerala and also foreign delegates from Korea and Malaysia have visited Solid Waste Management project sites of PMC. Start year 2011
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Emission Reduction through processing bio-degradable waste in 22 decentralized bio-methanation plants
PMC has adopted decentralized waste management practices in which small scale (5 metric ton per day capacity) biogas plants are installed throughout the city.Total 22 biomethenization plants each of 5 metric tons capacity are working in the PMC limits. Bio gas generated is 300+5% m3/day and electricity generated is 1.5 kWh/ cum of Biogas i.e. 450 kWh/day. Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Reducing environmental pollution by improving the municipal solid waste management system
Waste generated within the city limits is scientifically collected, segregated and disposed from residential and commercial areas. Currently, waste generation in the Pune city is 1500 to 1600 metric ton per day (during festival 250-300 MT extra). Waste Segregation through ‘SWACH’: Door-to-door collection of waste is done everyday by 2300 members of SWACH (Solid Waste Collection and Handling Co-operative). SWACH is providing this service to more than 4 lakhs households within 15 wards of Pune. All SWACH members are provided with PMC ID cards, buckets, pushing carts and apron. SWACH contributes in recycling approx. 150 tons of dry waste everyday. PMC has made mandatory for all new constructions after the year 2000 to collect wet waste and dry waste separately and make compost from wet waste at the source itself. SMS alert system is being used for monitoring daily attendance of sweepers. The garbage from marketyards is picked up during night time and people dumping garbage in open are fined. Around 1200 containers have been placed at various public places in the city. People can register complaint about over flowing containers through SMS alert system simply by sending SMS of ALERTG and giving its location and ward name on mobile no. 9223050607 (for details visit website: www.pmcalert.org) Waste collected by ragpickers is transported through newly purchased 40 Ghanta Gadi (garbage collection vans) instead of container vehicle, also 40 dumper placers have been added recently to the existing fleet of waste transportation vehicles. Management of Bio- Medical Waste: Big hospitals, clinics in the city generate around 2.5 to 3.0 metric ton Bio- medical waste per day. This waste being hazardous in nature is collected through special vehicles and disposed off using inceneration method. E - Waste: To dispose off increasing E-waste in the city by scientific method, it is proposed to have collection centres at four places in consultation with the experts on this. SWACH has collected 6 tons e-waste in last one year and has send it to e-waste processing unit of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. Start year 2009
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Emission Reduction through implementing Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS)
To improve the public transport system of the city, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is implementing a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), which would allow bus users to travel quickly. The PMC in its report titled “Network Development for BRT for Pune City under the Scheme of JnNURM, July 2006” identified 30 roads adding up to 118.43 km in length for implementing the BRTS. The two stretches of Katraj-Swargate-Hadapsar have been implemented as a pilot corridor measuring about 17.0km. The remaining corridors measuring about 101.43kms are now to be implemented. Start year 2006
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Energy Efficient Street lighting
PMC won second prize at National Energy Conservation Awards- 2009 held in New Delhi: Street-lights are responsible for about 15% of the electricity used by the municipality and results in significant costs. Pune Municipal Corporation has started to introduce LED lamps for street lighting and is also increasing the share of florescent lights within its jurisdiction. This is reflected in the moderate growth of electricity consumption for street-lighting from 33 GWh in 2005–06 to 43 GWh in 2010–11. In 2010–11, the connected load for all of PMCs lamps together amounted to 13,822 kW, which if used for 9 hours every day would have resulted in a utilization of about 45 GWh of electricity per annum. The PMC has started the “Development of Energy-efficient Street Lighting through Performance Contracting in Pune Municipal Corporation under PPP Mode” to make a detailed evaluation of its present lighting infrastructure to make the system more efficient. PMC installed 5000 LED fitting streetlights in 2013-14. Start year 2007
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Organic waste treatment in Kothrud area to generate electricity
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has initiated this trial initiative to collect all organic and wet waste from the hotels in the Kothrud area for generating electricity from the same. The waste is treated in a biogas plant at Bavdhan and is able to generate 14 kW of electricity, enough to operate 112 streetlights daily. The PMC has the objective to replicate this waste to energy project across other areas under its jurisdiction and thereby reducing the harmful effects of solid waste including the generation of CH4. The plant at Model colony has started processing 4MTD waste and producing 200 m3 gas which is generating 14KW/day. 144 street lights are lit up on this electricity. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Scaling up the ‘Garbage Free Katraj’ model in the City
This was a trial project based on people‖s participation initiated by the municipality in the Katraj ward with 6,000 households. The PMC identified and gave requisite training to two voluntary social workers — one senior citizen and one youth — from the ward to disseminate awareness among the residents of the ward about the importance of waste segregation at source. The organic waste collected in this fashion was effectively transported to the nearest bio gas plant, while the inert waste was sent for recycling where possible. After the success of this trial project the PMC aims to replicate the same model across its different wards. Using such local knowledge and resources to segregate and effectively treat waste not only reduces the pressures on the solid waste treatment infrastructure, but it also helps in reduction in the overall emissions from the treatment process. This model has been planned to be replicated in 20 shortlisted prabhags in the city Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Offering tax discounts for property owners undertaking vermi-composting at source
The Pune Municipal Corporation has been encouraging the practice of vermi-composting at the source by giving discounts on the property tax paid by the residential or commercial units. The number of properties that have been availing this discount has been growing manifold since 2007–08. Although there are property units that claim multiple discounts, the ones that exclusively claim it for vermi-culture have grown from 29 in 2007–08 to 4,584 in 2010–11. The total discounts offered to such properties was Rs 10,83,175.00 in 2010–11. Apart from these property units that exclusively claim discounts for vermi-culture, there are some others that claim discounts for jointly undertaking vermi-culture and solar heating or vermi-culture and rain-water harvesting. Initiatives like these by the municipality help in reducing some portion of the load on the infrastructure required to treat waste at the municipality plant level. Further, the aerobic composting process reduces the possible CH4 emissions from the waste. Start year 2007
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Energy Efficiency measures at Commerzone Industrial Park, Pune
The project activity includes undertaking energy efficiency measures in Commerzone Buildings Commerzone Industrial Park, Pune. These buildings are for commercial purpose. The energy efficiency measures have been undertaken primarily in the Heating, Venting and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system and lighting system of the building. The measures adopted in the HVAC system result in reduction in electrical energy consumption, in comparison to that for a conventional building with similar size (in terms of floor area, carpet area and number of storeys), capacity (in terms of occupancy) and architectural perspectives. The energy efficiency measures undertaken in the HVAC system affect the electricity consumption in two major ways – (i) by reducing the design heat load in the building w ich in turn reduces the power requirement of the HVAC system and. (ii) by installation of energy efficient equipments and control systems to operate at variable loads through installation of variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). Due to the implementation of this energy conservation measures, there is substantial reduction in electricity consumption, as a consequence, there is an equivalent reduction in electricity generation in western grid connected power plants, which in turn will result in a reduction of Green House Gases being emitted into the atmosphere. Start year 2008
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Reducing Vulnerability of Poor through Rehabilitation of slums under BSUP
Under slum rehabilitation scheme; 20,500 slum people as well as people staying in dormitories have been rehabilitated. Also 6,500 houses are under construction. BSUP scheme is implemented at Warje, Yerawada and Hadapsar. In June 2013, 744 people were allotted houses from this scheme. A new scheme by the name Rajiv Gandhi Avas Yojana is in the preliminary stages of implementation for the slum people. This initiative will provide a livable environment to urban poor by increasing access to clean air, clean water, clean surroundings, sanitation facilities etc. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Establishment of a Dedicated Disaster Management Cell
A dedicated disaster management cell has been established in PMC. Currently, they are working on the Flood Prevention and Management Plan. The cell has been given with all the necessary equipment's like portable lighting system, breathing apparatus set, hydraulic pumps, fire entry suits, JCB, tipper, trucks, etc. Besides this, mini fire tender vehicle, fire fighting system, SMS system, walky-talky sets, video conferencing facilities are also provided by the municipal corporation. They have also installed 33 potable pumps to pump out water during heavy rainfall/ floods. Weather stations have been installed in the city that will provide information regarding areas which may suffer from heavy rainfall along with the amount of rainfall on the ward level. For citizens, toll free number 108 and 5 telephone lines with 24 X 7 helpline desk are available for disaster management. Internet facilities, SMS and mobile facility and TV facility has been made available. Start year 2014
Sector Human security and emergency response
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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Ensuring 100% coverage of Sewerage Network
Project developed to collect and treat sewage for population projection up to 2046. The project includes - collection system in Balewadi area, Trunk mains and Conveyance mains, 10 STPs for 100% treatment of sewage generated by city up to year 2046, upgradation of 4 intermediate pumping stations and capacity building. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Ensuring equitable distribution of water and control over its excessive use
Owing to increasing urbanization, the city limits are expanding in all directions. This increase in the area creates problems in equitable distribution of urban services. For bringing about equitable distribution of water and control over its excessive use, it becomes essential to implement water metering. Metering will help in bringing about control on excessive use of water. With this in mind, water meters are being fitted on pilot scale in few areas of the city. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Setting up of System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR)
The SAFAR (System of Air quality Forecasting And Research) system was developed during the Commonwealth Youth Games that were held in Delhi in the year 2010 with an aim to get forecast about air quality and to use the data for research. Building on the success of SAFAR implemented during the Commonwealth Youth Games, the SAFAR system has now been successfully implemented in Pune too with the initiative taken by Pashan (Pune) based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. SAFAR – Pune provides current and 24 to 48 hour advance forcasting information about air quality and status of pollution. A new dimension has been added to SAFAR – Pune which will provide information on Ultraviolet radiation dose called as UV-Index. As the prediction of air pollutants and identification of sources are important for deciding the preventive actions and mitigation measures to be taken, SAFAR-Pune is benefiting the citizens of Pune. SAFAR-Pune is a scientific project whose main aim is to provide the citizens of PMR with location specific current and forecasted air quality information along with UV-Index to help them prepare with advisories to protect their health and skin. SAFAR-Pune integrates several complex components like the Air Quality Monitoring Stations (AQMS) at 11 different locations in PMR, 11 integrated Automatic Weather Stations, high resolution emission inventory, activity data and 3D coupled atmospheric chemistry transport modeling system within PMR. This facilitates measurement of current and forecasted information of major criteria air pollutants such as O3, NOX, CO, PM2.5, PM10 etc. along with UV-Index which are important from human health as well as agricultural point of view. Start year  
Sector Human health
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Reducing Vulnerability by Implementing and Encouraging Water Conservation Techniques
Since Pune experienced less rainfall during the year 2012, PMC reduced the water supply by 18% . Awareness was created amongst the citizens for conservation of water at various levels. Various water conservation projects like contour bundding, trenching were conducted by PMC, forest department and citizens on various hills. Various schools, colleges, housing societies have already installed rain water harvesting system for refilling water table. PMC have also installed rain water harvesting system at main building and started water conservation. Besides this, treated water from sewage treatment plants is used by PMC for watering plants at Jogger’s park in Kalyaninagar. Nearly 216000 ltr water is being used for watering plants in the garden. Untreated water from wells is used for watering plants planted in road dividers. Start year 2012
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Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Improving environment and public health by ensuring sewage treatment and disposal
A scheme of Rs. 767 crores is prepared by Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran to treat 100 % sewage produced in the city. This scheme has been sent to Central Govt. for approval under National River Conservation Plan. According to this plan, entire sewage produced will be treated through 10 proposed STPs. With this plan PMC is moving towards 100% sewage treatment. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Restoration of Katraj Lake
Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the desiltation of Katraj lake, plantation, construction of compound wall, preparation of Red soil jogging track, beautification of dam, pedestrian path around the lake, protecting edge of lake, providing boating facility at the lake, pedestrian walk way around the lake,doing bio-remediation work etc has been done. After completion of work beautification and plantation will help in maintaining ecological balance. Boating facility has been provided for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the lake. Laser show by Pune Municipal Corporation will attract many tourists to this location. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Restoration of Pashan Lake
Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission Pashan lake restoration work was undertaken which includes construction of compound wall, desiltation, social infrastructure,construction of retaining wall besides highway, plantation, pitching work to protect mud dam, strengthening of stone dam etc. On ground desiltation , plantation and construction of wall around the lake has been completed whereas construction of social infrastructure, preparation of nursery work is in progress. This will help in protecting lake which can support the growth of flora in the surrounding and increase in no of local and migratory birds. Beautification will raise the aesthetic value of the area and will help in maintaining ecological balance. Since desiltation of lake has been completed and storm water is getting accumulated in the lake many migratory birds have started coming. Naturalists are visiting lake regularly for photography and observing birds. Officials from Wetland International have also visited the lake recently. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Restoration of Rivers
Rivers in Pune are highly polluted due to chemical effluents and domestic sewage. Leachate from open dumping of garbage on land also percolates in underground and pollutes the ground water. The water is unfit for drinking. To control this, river channelization work, protection of river bank using gabbion structure method etc. work were mainly undertaken, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. Due to this river’s carrying capacity will be increased, river bank will be protected and polluted water will not be allowed to enter the main stream. This situation will also support the sustenance of biodiversity. Start year 2006
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Eco Housing policy to promote energy efficiency and resource conservation
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is the first urban local body in the country to take up implementation of the Eco-Housing program under technical assistance provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID. Eco-Housing assessment criteria and rating system focus on resource conservation measures like site planning, total water management, energy conservation, eco-friendly and energy efficient building materials, renewable energy and solid waste management will help serve as a benchmark for Eco-Housing projects. With mainstreaming of the Eco-Housing concept in Pune, benefits both to consumers as well as to the Corporation in terms of reduced load on municipal infrastructure will be noteworthy. PMC has set up a dedicated Eco-Housing Cell and is undertaking an Eco-Housing demonstration project. Eco-Housing is an innovative approach towards conservation that will help free resources for investment in other sectors and facilitate utilization of government funds more efficiently. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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