Pune, July 16 Even as the civic body has been struggling to keep infrastructure work going and has been demanding more funds for Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) projects, it now transpires that PMC is sitting on a nest egg of Rs 765.5 crore that it has salted away in the form of fixed deposits in various banks.

Pune July 14 The Pune Municipal Corporation called it a dream project. And the Rs 19,000 crore comprehensive mobility plan (CMP), meant to be the one-stop solution to all traffic problems that plague the city, may justify the label, say traffic experts who have been keeping track of the city traffic issues for long. Transport expert Sujit Patwardhan said while the plan has a vision, the fear of many of the components remaining merely a vision was the clause that has been added that in the interim, flyovers would be constructed.

Maharashtra to introduce biometric cards, computerize PDS the Maharashtra government has decided to introduce biometric ration cards across the state to check corruption in the public distribution system (pds). Biometric cards will first be introduced in Mumbai and Pune in a year. The government will soon sign a contract with Mumbai-based Spanco Telesystems for issuing over 22 million

Pune July 06 Nation's pilot project: Union urban development secy points to funding limitations under JNNURM, expresses satisfaction over Pune pace Even as the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) today sought Rs 480 crore from the central government for improvement of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) routes, uncertainty looms over raising of funds to cover the additional costs of the System. Around Rs 600 crore are required as the project estimation has increased from Rs 807 crore to Rs 1,400 crore

Pune July 04 Making a complete volte-face, the department of the legal advisor of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) changed its stance on the 24x7 water supply project on Friday.

Pune, July 3 Bio-chemical called Odofresh helps get rid of odour and flies, was used during recent palkhi procession

Pune, July 2 PMC considering city company's membrane filtration plan to provide 50 lakh litres a day A project to procure potable water from Pashan lake is under active consideration of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Membrane Filters (India) Pvt Ltd, a Pune-based company working in the field of filtration systems, has approached the PMC with an offer to make the lake water potable by installing a membrane filtration system.

Pune June 29 The Ecological Society has commenced the admission process for the one-year postgraduate diploma in Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Development and Ecological Restoration. According to a press note sent by the Society, the objective of the course is to impart training in sustainable use of natural resources.

Pune June 29 The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has expressed concern over the poor response from the information technology (IT) companies to address the problem of electronic waste being generated in the city despite efforts made by the civic body. "The PMC has initiated steps to tackle the e-waste problem, but there is not much response from the IT companies," Ajay Ojha, PMC Environment Cell, in-charge, said at a meeting with representatives of 200 IT companies organised recently by city-based NGO Sarathi.

Pune, June 26 This year's Sant Tukaram and Sant Dyaneshwar Palkhis will comprise an ecological purpose in addition to their religious fervour. In an initiative conceptualised by the Directorate of Social Forestry, Maharashtra State, Pune, school students who are a part of the Eco Clubs formed under National Green Corps (NGC) scheme will be distributing seeds to the warkaris and even guiding them about their plantation.

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