Pune Property

Environment Conservation Officer For PCMC

PUNE: The environment engineering cell of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will now be headed by an independent officer. Till date, it was looked after by the medical department.
The PCMC had sent a proposal to the state government for creating the new post in December last year. The state government recently approved the appointment of an executive engineer (environment) who will also be the environment conservation officer.
Pimpri Chinchwad has over 150 large and small industries with the housing sector growing fast in the last few years. Both these factors put a lot of pressure on the natural resources of the area, hence the need for an environment conservation officer.
“Considering the rapid growth of the township and the future industrialisation and urbanisation, it is necessary to create an independent system for environment protection and conservation in the city,” the proposal said. Besides, the municipal corporation has also said that it is required to prepare an environment status report every year, besides carrying out surveys about air, noise, water and land pollutions in the city.
The government while approving the civic proposal has notified the eligibility criteria for selecting the officer.  “Though the medical department had initiated the process of preparing the environment status report for the year 2009-10, the report may be finalised by the environment engineering cell,” said K Nagkumar, PCMC medical department head.
The report, as per the government guidelines, should have been tabled at the general body meeting before July 31. Nagkumar, however, said that the draft of the report is ready. Incidentally, the PCMC had failed to table the environment status report last year.


Anil Pharande is Chairman of Pharande Spaces, a leading construction and development firm that develops township properties in West Pune. Pharande Promoters & Builders, the flagship company of Pharande Spaces and an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is a pioneer in the PCMC area offering a diverse range of real estate products catering especially to the 42 sectors of Pradhikaran. The luxury township Puneville at Punavale in West Pune is among the company’s latest premium offerings. Woodsville in Moshi is another highly successful PCMC-based township by Pharande Spaces which is now in its 3rd phase.

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