Pune: Private Builder Caught Dumping Untreated Sewage into Ram River Since 2021, Environmentalists Demand Immediate Action

Pune: Private Builder Caught Dumping Untreated Sewage into Ram River Since 2021, Environmentalists Demand Immediate Action

Pune: Private Builder Caught Dumping Untreated Sewage into Ram River Since 2021, Environmentalists Demand Immediate Action

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In a shocking revelation, it has been discovered that a private builder, a prominent real estate developer in Pune, has been clandestinely dumping untreated sewage into the Ram River since 2021. The magnitude of this environmental transgression has reached alarming proportions, with over 10 million litres of sewage having been recklessly discharged into the river.

The modus operandi involves Rohan Madhuban, a high-end society in Bavdhan Khurd with over 330 flats and nearly 1000 residents. Despite the absence of a functional Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) within the society premises for several years, the builder has persistently managed the sewage treatment process. However, driven by cost-cutting motives, the builder opted to collect the wastewater in tankers, bypassing any treatment, and directly releasing it into the Ram River and other public areas in Bavdhan.

The distressing aspect is that the unsuspecting residents of Rohan Madhuban are unwittingly complicit in this environmental crime, contributing to the significant pollution of the river. This egregious act has prompted swift action from concerned parties, with Krunnal Gharre, representing the Aam Aadmi Party, and environmentalists lodging formal complaints with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

Expressing outrage, Gharre remarked, “If a reputed builder like the Rohan Madhuban engages in such practices, it sets a deplorable precedent. Immediate and stringent measures must be taken to rectify this situation. Failure to act swiftly will result in legal repercussions.” Gharre also emphasized the urgent need for MPCB to conduct comprehensive audits of STPs across Bavdhan to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

As this story unfolds, public outcry against the callous disregard for environmental conservation grows louder. The brazen actions of Rohan Builders underscore the urgent need for accountability and stricter enforcement of environmental laws. Bavdhankars and Punekars demand nothing less than swift and decisive action to rectify this grave injustice perpetrated against the Ram River and its ecosystem.