Pune generates close to 800 (?) tonnes of organic wet waste every day.

All across Pune, concerned citizens, entrepreneurs and estate managers have set up composting units in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional areas. However, a very large quantity of 'wet waste or organic waste' still reaches the land fill. This wet waste consists of:

  • kitchen waste sometimes segregated, but often mixed with recyclable and non-recyclable materials
  • kitchen waste from bulk generators like hotels, restaurants, canteens and refectories in institutional campuses, vegetable markets, small scale food processing units
  • substantial but un-quantified, seasonally varying quantities of garden waste

Subsidies and Support Mechanisms

  • The Eco-housing policy (see page 1 and page 2 of the Pune Municipal Corporation encourages wet waste processing as part of a package for new constructions offering a graded rebate in property tax see Ecohousing Policy criteria
  • Compost pits have been mandatory for post-2000 constructions and are part of the checks in the building completion certification process

Compost Technology and Service Providers

  • Bhawalkar Earthworm Research Institute
  • Mr Dharap
  • Inora

Compost Inputs

Inora and Praj Foundation are setting up satellite centres in different locations in Pune for providing technical support and compost inputs Project Coordinator: Prajakta Anantpure (Ph: 020-25382603 / 9373311412)

List of Satellite Centres

Name Phone Number Area
Kalpana Deshpande(020) 25362535Mahatma society
M. D. Karmarkar(020) 25362357Mahatma society
Anjali Lele(020) 25360075Mahatma society
Anuradha Ganu(020) 25446213Kothrud, Karve nagar
Neela Khare(020) 25469121Kothrud, Karve nagar
Sudha Thite (020) 25460488Kothrud, Karve nagar
Sumati Somayaji(020) 25391034Dahanukar colony
Shubhangi Dandekar(020) 25390515Dahanukar colony
Samidha Surdhi (020) 25388596Dahanukar colony
Nayana Nargolkar 9370670478 Sinhgad road
Purnima Phadke(020)24351534Sinhgad road
Aparna Nalavade(020)24250609Sinhgad road
Madhumati Sathe(020) 25652933Deccan
Pratibha Sardesai(020) 25654773Deccan
Lalita Firodiya(020) 32303633Model colony
Lata Rabde(020) 25651432Model colony
Sheela Gokhale(020) 25535744Model colony
Pramod Sansgiri9960470834Aundh
Sushma Joshi(020) 24457951Shanivar peth
Anjali Ranade(020) 24466267Sadashiv peth
Mangal Mishra(020)24354972Sadashiv peth
Sham Natu(020) 24371288Dhankawadi
Seema Bang(020) 24240064Bibwewadi
Usha Raut(020) 66208479Bibwewadi

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