Pimpri Chinchwad Police Crack Down on River Pollution: Four Booked for Illegal Dumping

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Pimpri Chinchwad police have taken action against four individuals for dumping construction material on private land near the Pavana River. The dumping occurred between March 23rd and 27th in the Rahatani area. This comes after citizens lodged complaints with civic officials. It’s the first case of illegal dumping reported this year, with the last incident in July 2023.

The accused faces charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Environment Protection Act. Dumping near the river is prohibited due to flood risks. Sub-Inspector Balaji Mane from Wakad Police Station stated that this arrest is part of PCMC’s drive against riverbank pollution.

Recently, it has been reported that an FIR (First Information Report) has been filed against those who are polluting the rivers in PCMC. This is an important action towards fighting water pollution in the area. The authorities are taking strict measures to address this issue, including the possibility of imposing jail time on those who violate the law.

In addition to this, the violators may face charges under various acts, such as the Maharashtra Irrigation Act 1976, the Water Pollution Act 1974, and the MRTP Act. The Maharashtra Irrigation Act 1976 prohibits the wastage of water, while the Water Pollution Act 1974 aims to prevent and control water pollution. The MRTP Act focuses on regulating land use and development in the area.

The hope is that these strict measures will discourage those who are polluting the rivers in PCMC and send a strong message that such actions will not be tolerated. By taking these steps, the authorities are working towards ensuring that the rivers in the area are clean and safe for everyone to use.

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