Pune : Major drop in water storage in Khadakwasla dam 

Pune: Khadakwasla dam with only 10.22 TMC water amidst increasing water crisis

Pune: Khadakwasla dam with only 10.22 TMC water amidst increasing water crisis

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The Pune Municipal commissioner, Rajendra Bhosale, took decisive action to address the looming water shortage in response to a significant decline in water storage at the Khadakwasla Dam in Pune.

In a recent meeting with officials, PMC Commissioner Rajendra Bhosale emphasized the critical need to conserve drinking water for essential purposes, particularly during the impending summer months.

Bhosale issued clear instructions that under no circumstances should drinking water be used for construction, including for the metro project. He underscored the importance of the situation by warning that construction activities would be halted if this directive was not adhered to.
Despite the urgency of the situation, some builders expressed opposition to using water from sewage treatment plants for construction purposes. To ensure effective water management, Bhosale convened a meeting with stakeholders from the 34 affected villages to strategize on sustainable water distribution plans.


Nandkishor Jagtap, Chief Engineer Water Department PMC said, “There has always been a ban on using drinking water for other than drinking purpose. It is however issued to everyone again to not to use drinking water, rather use alternatives such as bore well or STP. Moreover, in the next 2-3 days we will be conducting a survey to see who all are violating the rules and using drinking water, though the chances are less because drinking water is expensive of Rs. 1500, so people don’t opt for it. But in the survey if anyone is found then we will send a notice to them and they will be fined and if no changes are made then we will inform to the building permission department.”

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