You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar inaugurates water supply scheme for Pune city

Speaking on the occasion, the deputy chief minister said this was an important project that had gotten stalled several times, but has been completed with mutual cooperation and support

Topics
ajit pawar | water supply | Pune

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Ajit Pawar
Ajit Pawar | Photo: @AjitPawarSpeaks

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister

on Friday inaugurated the Bhama Askhed Dam Scheme, which will provide water to 58 sq km area in the eastern part of city.

Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister of the state Devendra Fadnavis was also present at the inauguration ceremony, which took place at Municipal Corporation, which is ruled by the BJP.

Speaking on the occasion, the deputy chief minister said this was an important project that had gotten stalled several times, but has been completed with mutual cooperation and support.

"We will do proper planning for distributing water for the city and for agricultural purposes without bringing in party politics," Pawar said.

He further said when the BJP government was in power in the state, he had demanded that water from Mulshi dam be supplied to the city.

"The water from the dam is used to generate electricity by the Tatas. Since the power generation is surplus now, the Tatas should think of stopping the same," he said.

Pawar, who is also the guardian minister for district, said 4 to 5 TMC water from Mulshi dam can be supplied to the city.

Meanwhile, Fadnavis said in the event of rapid urbanisation, there is a need for proper planning in the cities.

"Our use of water should be judicious and there is a need to reclaim 80 to 90 per cent water by treating used water," the BJP leader said, adding that the scheme will solve the water woes of one part of the population.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, January 01 2021. 21:30 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.