The division has written a letter to the civic physique asking for the collective penalty. Officers mentioned the Pune Municipal Company (PMC) is predicted to make preparations to deal with the sewage and launch solely clear water within the rivers.
In the meantime, the letter has been issued in session with the Maharashtra Air pollution Management Board (MPCB).
Vijay Patil, government engineer, Khadakwasla irrigation circle, mentioned, “We despatched a letter to the PMC final month. As per the state authorities and MPCB directives, there’s a provision to impose a penalty in case of launch of untreated sewage. We’re awaiting a response from them. The penalty is calculated based mostly on the annual water prices. Particulars have been shared with the civic physique.” It might be famous that the PMC lifts water from the Khadakwasla dam.
In the meantime, civic activists have been demanding that PMC take measures to cease the discharge of sewage into the rivers. “The civic body is supposed to release treated water in the rivers and irrigation canal,” activist Vivek Velanakar mentioned.
PMC officers held that the administration was working to extend its sewage therapy capability. An official mentioned, “Work on the Mula-Mutha pollution abatement programme has already started. The project aims to increase sewage treatment capacity by 396 MLD, with the setting up of 11 sewage treatment plans. The details of this project will be shared with the state irrigation department and with the MPCB. The PMC will seek further guidance from the Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority.”
One other official mentioned, “The issue requires more discussion. We will put up all relevant details before the irrigation department and other authorities. The pollution abatement project has been taken up for execution and the administration is looking forward to completing the works within the deadline.”