Written submission by Sus Road Baner Vikas Manch on garbage processing plant, Baner, Pune, 18/09/2020

  • 18/10/2020

Written submission by Sus Road Baner Vikas Manch in Original Application No. 34 of 2019 (Western Zonal Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sus Road Baner Vikas Manch Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others.

The matter related to air pollution caused by the garbage processing plant at Survey No. 48, Baner, Pune operated by the Noble Exchange Environment Solution, Pune.

Noble Exchange Environment Solution was allotted the land bearing Survey No.48, Baner. The said piece of land is located on a hillock and the machinery is installed by NEX on the slope of the said hillock. The machinery is placed in such a direction that the odour from the plant is spread in the entire area as it flows with the direction of the wind.

The said land was initially reserved for a bio diversity park as per the sanctioned development plan. The authorities changed the reservation without holding any public hearing and without the consent of the residents residing nearby the plant. The plant does not possess consent to operate and is operating after obtaining authorization from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. There are 11 buildings located within 200 meters and also upcoming constructions.

The said plant is also located at a distance of 16 kms from the Pune International Airport. NEX has not obtained any NOC from the Airport Authority of India, before the Commencement of the plant. The said act is in breach of the Municipal Solid Waste Rules 2016. 

These were some of the points mentioned in the report, submitted to the NGT.