MLA Prashant Thakur and Uran MLA Mahesh Baldi have moved a demand seeking land parcel to be used as dumping ground for Panvel Taluka's Gram. With rapid urbanisation of villages in Panvel taluka but a lack of availability of a dumping ground, it poses a huge problem for waste management.
As many as 10 Gram Panchayats out of 71 Gram Panchayats in the taluka have raised demands for a dumping ground to the CIDCO administration, Forest Department, Panchayat Samiti, MIDC and District Magistrate offices.
Rural development min responds
In response to a question, Rural Development Minister Girish Mahajan said that, in view of increasing urbanization, the issue is partly true due to the lack of availability of a dumping ground for the disposal of waste. Due to the non-availability of the dumping ground, the garbage dumped elsewhere is regularly picked up by the Gram Panchayat and cleanliness is taken care of.