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TNN, 01 April 2014


PUNE: The Bombay high court has directed the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to take immediate corrective steps to dispose of garbage accumulated in various parts of the city.


The HC on March 24 passed the interim order on a public interest litigation filed by Supreme Court lawyer Vineet Dhanda from Pune.


In the petition, Dhanda said the PMC's solid waste department had stopped disposing garbage accumulated in the city since February 11, following an agitation launched by the villagers of Ramtekdi and Urali Devachi.


He said the city generates around 1,600 tonne of waste every day. The non-disposal of solid waste is causing air and water pollution, besides affecting public health.


His lawyer C K Thomas has prayed to formulate a comprehensive policy for the smooth and safe disposal of garbage and other waste materials by acquiring land far from residential areas.


After examining photographs and newspaper reports of the garbage accumulation, a division bench comprising justices A S Oka and A A Sayed issued a notice to one of the respondents - the PMC commissioner.


The PIL will come up for hearing on April 4. The others respondents are the chief secretary, divisional commissioner, Pune and the central government.