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MPCB to monitor defunct STPs in large housing societies

It is mandatory for large housing societies with a built-up area of over 2 lakh square feet to have functional STPs, and use the treated water for non-potable purposes like irrigation, gardening, and flushing of toilets

It has been seen however that once housing projects are completed and handed over to housing societies by developers, many societies allegedly fail to maintain their STPs. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 06:16 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Hadapsar residents demand action against open garbage burning

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has failed to implement the Solid Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, claim the residents

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has failed to implement the Solid Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, claim the residents. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 05:44 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

PCMC shuts down eleven illegal RMC plants

The action was taken last week on these plants located in Tathawade, Punawale, Kiwale and Moshi within the PCMC jurisdiction

A senior officer from PCMC, on anonymity, said the complaints were received on the SARATHI portal and even written complaints and the squad from the environmental department visited these plants. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 06:26 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

MPCB slaps notice to 270 hotels, clubs in Pune for violating norms

The notices were issued last week under Section 31(A) of the Air (Prevention and Control Act) 1981. The establishments are asked to reduce particulate matter (PM) and check odour and noise pollution at their premises

As per rules, hotels, restaurants, clubs must have a mechanism to reduce water pollution by setting up effluent treatment plant (ETP) to treat wastewater from the kitchen, laundry and domestic sewage. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 09:16 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Nine RMC plants functional despite MPCB’s closure notice

The MPCB in March started a district-wide drive against RMC and stone-crushing plants (SCP). During the drive 34 units (18 SCP and 16 RMC) were inspected

The Board had also requested the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to disconnect the power supply to these plants. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 06:31 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare
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