The PMC is trying to pass the buck over the wall collapse that took place in Ambegaon on Monday night, claiming that retaining wall of an educational institute was constructed before the area became part of civic jurisdiction.
The campaign has laid out a roadmap to restore the lake. They will rope in schools, colleges and residents of the river basin to create awareness and water literacy, and then undertake cleaning programmes with the help of volunteers and PMC to make the river free of solid waste and sewage.
The Metro project’s request comes at a time when the tussle over the quota of water drawn by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), between the civic body and the state Irrigation Department, has reached the Bombay High Court. While the PMC has said it needs to draw more water to cater to the increasing population in the city, the regulatory authority has repeatedly asked it to slash the amount.
With dam reserves fast depleting, municipal corporations and councils are being forced to impose water cuts in this precarious situation. The Indian Express reviews the present situation and explains what lies ahead as the parched state awaits the monsoon
In a letter to the election office, the city unit of the Congress pointed out that there were lakhs of voters in the city and it was necessary for the candidate to hold at least 300 corner meetings to reach out to all of them.