Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1161-1166 April June 2015




Mane T. T. *1 and Hingane Hemalata N.2

1. Department of Botany, Baburaoji Gholap College, Sangavi, Pune, Maharashtra (INDIA) 2. Shree Vinay Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Working Site Tata Motors LTD, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra (INDIA)


Received on : January 10, 2015




Pune is one of the cities of India which produces large quantity (1000-2000mt/day) of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). There is major problem of its disposal and management. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) disposes municipal solid waste at Urali Devachi Depot which is 20 km away from Pune city India. Due to unscientific disposal of MSW the huge hips are produce at the disposal site. The decomposition of waste produces leachate. This leachate gets percolated in surrounding ground water. In the present study leachate and well water of nearby area is analyzed for the concentration of sodium and iron. The analytical data showed that concentration of sodium and iron in leachate 2612 to 24700 mg/lit and 6.6 to 8 mg/lit respectively which is more than permissible limit of MPCB (Maharashtra Pollution Control Board). The concentration of sodium and iron is 918 to 2470 mg/l and 6.5 to 9.3 mg/l in nearby well water. This clearly indicates that there is higher concentration of these metals in well water. The people residing in these areas are using well water for drinking, domestic and for agricultural use. It is observed that the people living in this area having health and hygienic problems such as allergic, asthmatic, bronchitis, skin irritation and gastro intestinal diseases.


Keywords : Leachate, Disposal depot, PMC, MPCB, Urbanization