Take steps to curb pollution in Indrayani river ; Deepak Kesarkar reviews river pollution situation

Deepak Kesarkar

Take steps to curb pollution in Indrayani river ; Deepak Kesarkar reviews river pollution situation

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Considering the cultural and religious importance of Indrayani River, School Education Minister Deepak Kesarkar has directed that the polluted, untreated sewage flowing into the river should be stopped immediately and special emphasis should be placed on sewage management.

As per further information, Kesarkar was speaking at a review meeting on Indrayani river pollution organized at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge. MLA Uma Khapare, PMRDA Commissioner Rahul Mahiwal, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shekhar Singh, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board Member Secretary Avinash Dhakane, Pune Municipal Corporation Additional Commissioner Kunal Khemnar etc were present in the meeting.

Kesarkar said that care should be taken that untreated contaminated water does not go into the river. While setting up new sewage treatment plants, care should be taken to ensure that the old ones will also continue.

Kesarkar further said that the Chief Minister is emphasizing that the water of the rivers should remain clean. In view of the Namami Chandrabhaga project, along with Indrayani, they also have to think about preventing pollution in Mula-Mutha river.

Efforts should be made to collect and process waste water from large housing societies to prevent pollution in rivers. Measures should also be taken to stop untreated water flowing into drains. Punitive action should be taken if it is found that sewage is not being treated by the housing societies.

Local self-government bodies should pay priority attention to waste water management. Emphasis should be placed on the creation of potholes in rural areas. The PMC should form a separate team for this subject. Kesarkar directed that the polluted water flowing into the rivers should be prevented through preliminary measures until the sewage treatment plant is constructed.

MLA Uma Khapare appealed that the concerned departments should coordinate measures to prevent contaminated water flowing into the river.

MPCB Member Secretary Avinash Dhakane said that while approving the project in an area of ​​less than 20 thousand square meters, it should be ensured that the sewage treatment plant is set up. He said that action would be taken against the guilty officials if contaminated water is found to be flowing into the river without treatment by industries in the colonies of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation.

On this occasion, PMRDA informed about the measures being taken to prevent the pollution of Indrayani river.

Shreyas Vange