Activists to rejuvenate natural spring in Bavdhan

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 26 April 2018

Pune: To save the natural spring at Bavdhan near Vaidehi Enclave Society, Bavdhan, several activists, residents of societies in the area, hydrogeologist Upendra Dhonde and members from Jeevitnadi-Living River Foundation made a decision to maintain and beautify the area and rejuvenate the natural spring.

Pune: To save the natural spring at Bavdhan near Vaidehi Enclave Society, Bavdhan, several activists, residents of societies in the area, hydrogeologist Upendra Dhonde and members from Jeevitnadi-Living River Foundation made a decision to maintain and beautify the area and rejuvenate the natural spring.

The spring went unnoticed so far since its water was mixing with the drainage water via an unmaintained area. Shailendra Patel from Jaldevata Seva Abhiyan, a group that works towards conserving Ramnadi, said, “I found out that this spring can meet the Ramnadi instead of merging into the drainage. My aim is to rejuvenate the spring and channelise it through Ramnadi as it can be helpful in providing 2-3 three lakh litres of water per day to around 3,000 citizens and it can also be a major source of natural water for Ramnadi.”

Around 20 volunteers are working on Sundays to clean and beautify the area. Niranjan Upasani, Founder of Jeevitnadi, said, “We have to declare this spring as a heritage of Bavdhan. The area must be secured from further infrastructural development and construction.”

Kiran Patil, corporator of the area, said, “I assure that no construction work will be carried out here and soon the area will be beautified and separate canals will be made for drainage and water going directly into Ramnadi from funds which we get from the government.”

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