Pune Riverfront Development : Pune Municipal Corporation to plant 65000 trees to compensate cutting of 6000 trees 

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Pune Municipal Corporation has embarked on the Mula Mutha river revival project and has planned to plant over 65,000 trees of local species in exchange for the trees affected during the work. The project aims to rejuvenate the river and improve the riverside ecosystem.

The revival work covers the area from Sangambridge to Bund garden and Bund garden to Mundhwa. During the project, some trees near the river will be affected, and they will be replanted and some to be newly planted. Out of the affected trees, 4,429 trees will be replanted, while 3,110 trees will be removed.

The Tree Authority Department of the Pune Municipal Corporation has made a public announcement in the daily newspaper about the affected trees in accordance with the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act 1975 and the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Tree Protection and Conservation Rules 2009. The citizens were given a period from March 1 to March 13, 2023, to raise objections, and some objections have been received, and the hearing process is underway.

The Municipal Corporation will plant good quality trees of local species, recommended by experts, and of suitable height. The trees will be nurtured for the next five to seven years.

” The Mula Mutha river revival project is an important step towards preserving and enhancing the environment of Pune. The Municipal Corporation is committed to implementing the project with utmost care and sensitivity towards the environment” said Ashok Ghorpade, Head, Garden Department, PMC. 

Nividita Kelapure