What a waste: Seven Maharashtra civic bodies don’t follow norms, says pollution control body

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has identified seven municipal corporations and more than hundred municipal councils across the state that are not complying with waste management guidelines.

Five days after the Supreme Court (SC) passed an order directing Maharashtra to ban construction activity, as the state is yet to frame a solid waste management (SWM) policy, MPCB said Akola, Amravati, Dhule, Kolhapur, Malegaon, Sangli, and Ahmednagar municipal corporations were not treating their solid waste according to rules. These municipal corporations accounted for more than 60% of the waste that is not dealt with according to rules. Of the 235 municipal urban local bodies, around 106, or 45%, were not treating waste properly.