Pune Municipal Corporation

India Mayor: Murlidhar Kisan Mohol
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    Population 3115431
  • km 2
    Area 250.56
  • USD
    GDP 0
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Restoration of Rivers - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Mula and Mutha are the two rivers which pass through Pune city having total length of 44 km. The major reasons for pollution of MulaMutha are discharge of untreated domestic waste water into the river due to inadequate sewerage system (including pumping stations) & sewage treatment capacity in the town, as well as open defecation on the river banks. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided funds on low interest to PMC through which PMC will be executing more STPs to tackle above mentioned issues which pollute rivers.

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Improving Pune's Environment by Controlling and Monitoring Green Cover - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Regulatory
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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Emission Reduction through converting MSW to Energy at Pune Rochem Plant - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Waste
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Emission reduction by purchasing CNG based public buses - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

To curb pollution in city Pune Municipal Corporation has introduced buses running on CNG and at the end of 2016-17 financial year PMC has been successful to run 2055 CNG buses . Local transport/ commute is governed by Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) and recently has planned to add 400 new CNG buses in current financial year.

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  • Transport
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Emission reduction through use of LED light fitting streetlights, solar streetlights in gardens - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Facilities
Celebrating Pune Bus Day to create awareness regarding use of public transport - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Transport
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Offering tax discounts for property owners undertaking vermi-composting at source - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Waste
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Ban on use of Plastic and Thermacol - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Waste
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Recycling of Non-biodegradable Waste - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2006
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Waste
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Emission Reduction through implementing Rapid and High Capacity Transport System - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Pune City got approval of BRT project with Network Length- 68.80 km under JnNURM with Sanctioned Cost of INR 1013.97 crores. 16 Km of the stretch out of planned network of 68.80 kms is completed in various areas such as Vishrantwadi, Nagar Road, Aundh, Kharadi, etc. Typical cross section of 30 m wide Bus Rapid Transit Route (BRT) is dedicated single lane for busses in the middle, two adjecent lanes for motor cars/ two wheelers, cycle track and footpaths at the end. The buses in BRT system are well equiped such as GPS systems with control/ monitoring centre, ICT solutions at stations as well as in Buses, disabled friendly bus stops. Buses used have both side doors with more standing space and hence higher carrying capacity.

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  • Transport
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Emission Reduction through RE measures at PMC Building - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Buildings
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Subsidy to install CNG kits in 3 wheeler Auto-rickshaws - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

Pune Municipal Corporation has implemented Incentive schemes since 2011-12 for 3 wheeler Auto Rickshaws to install CNG kits and till date 15698 auto rickshwas have installed CNG kits. Incentive given for installing such kits is INR 12,000. Auto-rickshaw driver can apply for the subsidy online by filling up the form which is available on PMC's official website.

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Scaling up the ‘Garbage Free Katraj’ model in the City - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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

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  • Waste
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Encouraging the use of non conventional energy sources - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Buildings
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Encouraging Use of CNG by Providing Subsidy for Autorickshaws - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Subsidy of Rs. 12000 per rickshaw is given to riskshaws who have installed CNG kits. Approximately 12,040 rickshaws have benefited from this

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  • Transport
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Organic waste treatment in Kothrud area to generate electricity - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Waste
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Use of energy efficient technology in PMC Building - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

PMC as a measure to conserve energy has taken up this initiative to use energy efficient star rate material in the PMC buildings

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  • Buildings
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825 kWp-Rooftop Solar PV for PMC owned buildings on RESCO model - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Action plan
  • Status: Planning phase

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has carried out an audit of all its owned buildings to evaluate potential for rooftop solar pv system installation and has come with a feasibility of total 825 kWp of Solar PV system installation capacity. Various hospitals, crematoriums, PMC ward offices, PMC owned commercial places are one of the few places considered for this project. PMC has opted CAPEX model for this project.and has initiated talks with the bidders who have been selected by Ministry of New Renewable Energy (MNRE) as lowest (L1) bidders for Maharashtra state. The energy generated through these solar power plants will be used for captive application and surplus energy wil be fed to GRID with the help of Net Metering policy. As of now PMC is in the process of availing funds. According to PMC, selected bidder for the installation of Solar PV plants will be responsible for operation and maintainance of the these plants for the period of 10 years from the award of cotract/ work order.

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Emission Reduction through implementing Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2006
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Transport
Environmental Awareness Programs by PMC - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Other Emissions
Establishment of a Dedicated Energy Saving Cell - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Regulatory
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Other Emissions
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Involving Communities in Tree Plantation Activities - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
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Air pollution control measures at cremation sites - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Facilities
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Installation of Gasifier based crematoria for unclaimed bodies to reduce pollution - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

A gasifier based crematoria at Kailash Shamshan has been installed having a 100 ft high chimney with water scrubber filter to reduce pollution.

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  • Facilities
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Emission Reduction through processing bio-degradable waste in 22 decentralized bio-methanation plants - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Pune Municipal Corporation has commissioned 22 Biogas plants in and around the city for the processing of biodegradable waste, to prevent landfilling and to reduce waste transportation issues. Each of these pants have 5 MT of installed capacity and which is able to generate 450 kWh of energy. Energy produced is used for streetlights,signals, etc around the biogas plant. One plant costs approximately INR 120 lacs. Net savings through this plant are INR 20.80 lacs per anum which includes savings such as electricity,transportation charges and manure production. Operation & amintenance cost per plant is INR 9.50 lacs/anum which gives Net Savings of INR 11.30 lacs/anum. Although net savings are less, PMC has been instrumental installing additional plants throughout the city as this de-centralized waste management has been a sucees to prevent landfilling, to avoid methane-air mixing, job generation, prevent ground water pollution caused due to landfilling.

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  • Waste
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Under construction / set up

PMC has installed air pollution control system at various crematoriums in Pune. This is the alternative to traditional open burning system. The basic function of the system is to reduce the pollution. The gas produced after burning the body is passed through a water-scrubber where its carbon content gets absorbed and filtered gas is released into air and this process is approved and standardised by pollution control boards.. By use of this system, approximately 150 kg of wood per body can be saved (in crematorium) resulting in around 40 percent overall saving. The system is in place at Vaikuntha, Hadapsar, Dhankawadi, Katraj, Yerewada, koregao park, Kailas at such total of 21 crematoriums.

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Emission Reduction through processing bio-degradable waste in 22 decentralized bio-methanation plants - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Waste
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Emission Reduction through converting diesel based furnaces in crematorium into Gas based furnaces - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

Pune Municipal Corporation has been successful in installing 12 LPG gas based crematorium systems in Pune. It takes 400 kg or 2 fully grown trees to cremate 1 body also it taks many hours to burn body with wood in stead with LPG gas system its 90 minutes. There are total 21 crematoriums in Pune city in whichb 12 are LPG gas and 7 are electrical based crematoriums.

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Emission Reduction through capping of Landfill Site and Processing of Leachate - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Pune Municipal Corporation has carried out capping process at landfill site called Devachi Urli (Survey No. 30-31). This site is spread across 43,000 SQ.M. Community residing around this area has faced many health hazards and hence PMC received constant complaints before carrying out capping process. PMC has also planned to utilize gases, produced due to capping process, for energy production. Hence it also will prevent mxing of those gases with surroundings. PMC also has drafted solutions to prevent leachate formation in Rainy season, fire issues casued due methane gas in summer season, odour, flies nuisance.

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  • Waste
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Emission reduction through Installing Solar Water Heaters in Corporation Buildings - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

PMC installed 5482 solar water heaters in corporation buildings like hospitals, crematoria's, etc.

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  • Buildings
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Reducing environmental pollution by improving the municipal solid waste management system - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Waste
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Zero Waste Area based Waste Management - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

To tackle problems associated with managing 100 % municipal sold waste in city, Pune Municipal Corporation in partnership with Janawani (NGO), Swach Cooperative (waste picker organization), KPIT India Pvt. Ltd. and Cummins India Pvt ltd. started a initiative called 'Zero Garbage Ward' in a area called Katraj which is largest ward in city in terms of geographical area and number of households and which also represent different socio-economic classes.The ‘Zero Garbage Ward’ model helps decentralize solid waste management and incorporate the waste collectors into the formal system of waste management. The model addresses the two key challenges that is collection and segregation of waste, and supports to treat wet waste closure to its generation. Optimum segragation of waste prevents landfilling as organic waste gets treated at source and dry waste is delivered to scrap dealers. PMC implemented the same model in other wards by appointing Janwani as implementing agency in February 2013. Till 2015 such 20 areas were added, in year 2015-16 twenty more areas and in 2016-17 ten more areas were added in this initiative. Many rallies,awareness programs,puppet shows, street plays were organized to make this project a sucess in the beginning. Approximately 2000 corporates were involved for this cause which involved giving presetentations,door to door meeting with residents,short-film makings such activities. Incentives were given to waste pickers who were responsible for door to door collection and segragation of waste.

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  • Waste
Replicating Air Pollution Control System at 8 Cremation Sites - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Facilities
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Energy Efficient Street lighting - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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  • Facilities
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Energy Efficiency measures at Commerzone Industrial Park, Pune - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Commercial
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Tax Rebates of 5-10 % for Waste Management at Source - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

To ensure effective and complete solid waste management in the city Pune Municipal Corporation has issued a mandate for all commercial and residential establishment built after year of 2000 will have to treat wet/organic waste within the same premises with use of technologies like vermi composting/ biogas generation and these establishments can avail income tax rebats of 5-10 %.

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  • Waste
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Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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)

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  • Transport
Setting up of Late Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Wildlife Research Centre - Pune Municipal Corporation
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  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: Completed

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.

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  • Other Emissions
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Controlling and Monitoring Landfill Site to control emissions and Water Pollution - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
Development of green zones in residential and industrial areas to ensure clean air - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
Measures to reduce vehicular pollution by encouraging the pedestrians and cyclists - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Strict Implementation of Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975 - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Regulatory
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Sectors:
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
local action
Restoration of Rivers - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Mula and Mutha are the two rivers which pass through Pune city having total length of 44 km. The major reasons for pollution of MulaMutha are discharge of untreated domestic waste water into the river due to inadequate sewerage system (including pumping stations) & sewage treatment capacity in the town, as well as open defecation on the river banks. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided funds on low interest to PMC through which PMC will be executing more STPs to tackle above mentioned issues which pollute rivers.

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local action
Establishment of a Dedicated Disaster Management Cell - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Organizational / Governance
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Sectors:
  • Human security and emergency response
Ensuring equitable distribution of water and control over its excessive use - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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local action
Ensuring 100% coverage of Sewerage Network - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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local action
Restoration of Katraj Lake - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: In operation

Katraj lake is one of the oldest lakes in Pune which is divided into 2 parts as upper and lower lake side. Lower lake side is part of Rajiv Gandhi Zoo, spread across 30 acres and upper lake placed in southern direction to lower lake has span of 14 acres. A island at the centre of upper lake has been created by desiltation of the lake and is open for public use. Place making such as jogging track, landscaping, children play area, entertainment shows are the several initiatives taken by PMC.

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Reducing Vulnerability by Implementing and Encouraging Water Conservation Techniques - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Restoration of Pashan Lake - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical / Infrastructural
  • Status: Planning phase

PMC has won Skoch Smart Governance Award for Pashan lake restoration project in year 2013-14. PMC had carried out cleanliness drive to preserve flora and fauna in area of Pashan. Major work was related to removal of hyacinth and lettuce from the lake.Awareness programs were carried out in the area to prevent pollutants flowing into lake as well as to prevenet direct encroachment. Desiltation of the lake took place and silt was piled up on banks and in the middle of the laike to make a island. Thus, shallow wetland was converted into deep lake resulting into flock of thousands of water birds and migratory birds as well.

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Setting up of System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Restoration of Pashan Lake - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
local action
Eco Housing policy to promote energy efficiency and resource conservation - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Urban risks associated with housing
Restoration of Katraj Lake - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems and ecological infrastructure
local action
Improving environment and public health by ensuring sewage treatment and disposal - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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local action
Reducing Vulnerability of Poor through Rehabilitation of slums under BSUP - Pune Municipal Corporation
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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local action
Inventories
Community inventories

The Pune Municipal Corporation has reported 2 Community emission inventories, since 2008. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2011, the are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Pune Municipal Corporation
GHG inventory in 2011
Government operations inventory

The Pune Municipal Corporation has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2008. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2008, the Transport is identified as key emission source.

GHG emission from Pune Municipal Corporation
GHG inventory in 2008

Mayor Murlidhar Kisan Mohol
Pune Municipal Corporation, India

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