The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) was established in 1950 as a semi-government body created for providing services to Pune city. PMC controls the whole administration of Pune and is in charge of the civic needs and infrastructure of the metropolis. The executive power of the corporation is vested in the Municipal Commissioner, appointed by the Maharashtra state government. The corporation consists of directly elected co-operators headed by a Mayor. The total number of PMC members is 144.
PMC will be an important partner in order to ensure the enabling institutional environment for the project. PMC will support MJP task 3.1 (identification of the sites for the NaWaTech parks) and 4.4 (align the NaWaTech activities with existing water and urban plans and initiatives). They will also contribute to the community of practice (WP4) in order to ensure the knowledge transfer from academia to the decision-maker level.
Since its creation PMC has been implementing and monitoring many wastewater and water supply treatment systems for different parts of the city of Pune.