Pimpri-Chinchwad is a city in the Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It consists of the twin towns of Pimpri and Chinchwad which are governed by a common municipal body: the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation or PCMC.
Land area (km2)
Population growth rate
% of the city's territory which is urban
Population density (hab / km2)
Rate of population density change over last decade
Tropical monsoon and trade-wind littoral
Main economic activity
Secondary sector (Industry, manufacturing, metalworking industry, vehicles, electrical equipment, chemicals, food)
Official name in English
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC)
Number of municipal employees
Annual income in USD
Annual expenditure in USD
Mayor or senior elected representative
Municipal Commissioner or senior appointed representative
Subject to state government decision
City vision and mission statement
Urban systems, infrastructures and services managed by the Local Government
Health care facilities, Parks, Public transportation, Roads construction, Road maintenance, Schools, Water supply, Waste management, Wastewater drainage, Wastewater treatment
Member of regional/national/global initiatives
Description of relevant existing development policies
Green Building Rating System - Adoption of GRIHA norms in new developments (Property tax rebate for builders who incoporate GRIHA norms in their projects)
Current sustainability strategy and/or action plan
Nadi Sudhar Yojana (River improvement Programme)
Relevant past and current projects
% access to electricity
% access to district heating
% access to district cooling
% served by municipal water system
Water consumption per inhabitant
179 lpcd (2011-12)
% served by municipal wastewater drainage system
% served by municipal solid waste collection system
Solid waste generation per inhabitant
250 gm (2011-12)
% of municipal area served by separate waste collection for recycling
% living in informal settlements
14.46 % (2011-12)
Public transportation modes available
Bus rapid transit
Public transportation network coverage of urban area
Community's final energy consumption by economic sector according to GPC
1,493,676,000 MJ/year (2011-12)
Energy consumption per inhabitant
239.93 MJ/hab/year (2011-12)
% of local government operations of community final energy consumption
Local government operations of final energy consumption by sector of activity according to IEAP
54,684,000 (million KWh) (2011-12)
Community final energy consumption evolution through time
For more information on the city's GHG emission reporting, visit their profile on the carbonn Climate Registry.
Pimpri-Chichwad's Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation completed its GHG inventory for 2012 as part of the project and now has a better understanding of where and how emissions can be decreased at the government and community level. In addition, the Pimpri-Chichwad Municipal Corporation committed to increase the city's renewable energy supply five percent by 2020.
Energy-efficient building design and construction
The City was the first urban local body to pass a resolution to offer incentives for GRIHA Green Building Rating System compliance, to integrate energy-efficient building design and construction, along with the promotion of renewable energy. As of 2013, it is mandatory that all the new public buildings within the city be rated under GRIHA rating system.
Green electricity and waste treatment
The city generates green electricity and treats waste through its combi-treat sewage plant. About 1000-1200 kWh per day of power is generated by a combination of bio and hydropower through gas and water turbines used, serving 30-40% of the plant’s energy demand.
Plastic waste is generating fuel for industries through a Waste-to-Energy plant with the capacity of 1.5 tons per day (TPD). The plant is capable of producing 600-700 liters of hydrocarbon fuel per ton of plastic waste. The furnace oil generated is sold to industries in the city.
Closing the loop with compost
Bio-degradable waste is generating 500 metric tons of organic compost a day through a mechanical composting plant. The compost is sold for use in agricultural and landscaping purposes.
For more information on the city's mitigation action reporting, visit their profile (page 2) on the carbonn Climate Registry.
GCC tracking for Pimpri-Chinchwad
GreenClimateCities Methodology - Legend
Participating in the national “Development of solar cities program”, the city is committed to reduce projected conventional energy demand by 10% by 2013 in the period 2008-2013. In addition, the local government set a renewable energy target of 6% reduction by 2015 (from 2011) for community-based emissions and the energy effi ciency target of 7% by 2015 (from 2010) for the community.
City’s main challenges
Main LED priorities of the city /city´s aspirations
Lessons learned and replication
Pimpri Chinchwad has overcome its urbanization challenges through a low-carbon approach, learning the following lessons along the way:
Pre-existing city policies and strategies (climate and energy)