MULA- MUTHA RIVER POLLUTION, PUNE
Pune is the ninth-most populous city in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra after the state capital city of Mumbai. Pune is also the 71st largest city in the world, by population. It is situated 560 meters (1,837 feet) above sea level on the Deccan plateau, on the right bank of Mutha river. It lies between 18° 32"North latitude and 73° 51"East longitude. Central Pune is located at the confluence of the Mula (left tributary) and Mutha (right tributary) rivers. These rivers later meet the Bhima River. The flow of this river is through village of Kavadi in Solapur district which is rich in migratory birds.
This river faces lot of problems now because it receives pollution from effluents, untreated sewerage water, treated domestic and industrial wastes from the settlements, discharged into the river. It has also resulted in reduction of birds as it is no more a suitable habitat for their survival. Pune Municipal Corporation had planned to clean and restore the river by pumping in oxygen on the lines of restoration efforts undertaken in Mumbai for the Mithi River. In 2011, it was reported that several Japanese businessmen were keen on offering support to a plan initiated by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce,…show more content… Among environmental problems, pollution of rivers obtained highest percentage (87 %) for 'very important option '. Air pollution, poor drinking water supply, noise pollution and damage to countryside also were very important for most of the respondents. only about 18 percent thought it is bath able and less than one percent told us it is drinkable, . More than 97 percent of respondents thought having the river in the city is useful; only less than 3 percent told us it is useless