Pune : Mutha river at Kavadipat in filthy state; Garbage, water hyacinth on one side, foam on other 

Pune : Mutha river at Kavadipat in filthy state; Garbage, water hyacinth on one side, foam on other 

Pune : Mutha river at Kavadipat in filthy state; Garbage, water hyacinth on one side, foam on other 

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Kavadipat, a bird’s paradise just a short distance from the city, has deteriorated. The Mutha river is literally foaming at this place, so the birds have always disappeared. As the chemical water is coming, the water is seen to be completely frothy as it passes through the dam.

A bird watcher Hemant Dhadnekar has shot a video of the filthy & dire state of Mutha river nearby Kavadipat.

Speaking to Pune Pulse, Hemant Dhadnekar said “I had shot the video on Sunday (17th March). The thing is that on one side of the river, garbage has been accumulated. On the other side, complete foam is there. The garbage, which gets accumulated over there since several years, gets cleaned. However, since 2 to 3 years, it hasn’t been cleaned. I visit Kavadipat regularly from the year 2008. We had collaborated with the Forest Department & had cleaned the garbage. But the efforts aren’t enough. The entire scenario is getting bad with chemical & pollutant foam entering the river, which is why birds fly away. The Forest Department has been informed about this. A formal request will be given soon.”

Since the last few days, the rivers are getting dirty due to pollution. Mahashir, a very rare fish, recently died in Indrayani due to this. Now, foam has started appearing at Kavadipat. This situation has arisen due to the fact that every day chemically contaminated water goes into the river from houses.

A person studying birds said that at Kavadipat, the Mula-Mutha river reservoir meets the bridge. There is a wetland. Along with the ducks such as Chakravak, Bhiwai, Thaptya, there are birds like Dalal Sasana, Tutwar, Yellow Dhobi, White Dhobi, Rakhi Dhobi, Panlava, Ruff, Raktasurama, Godwit, Nama, Shekatya, Nadisuraya. Along with migratory birds, rakhi duck, chitrabalak, rakhi heron, peacock heron, medium heron, small heron, vanchak, kantheri chikhlya can be seen. But now the water is polluted and there is a lot of foam. If the waste water in Pune is treated, this foam will not come.

Shreyas Vange

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