Pune: Due to rapid urbanisation, real estate development and infrastructural expansion, there is rampant increase in solid waste, plastic and sewage water into Ramnadi riverbed. The civil society organisations and people’s forums of Bhukum, Bhugaon, Bavdhan, Sutarwadi, Pashan, Someshwar Wadi, Baner and Aundh will clean Ramnadi river under ‘Ramnadi Swachhata Abhiyan Samiti’ on October 2, from 8 am to 12 pm.
Ramnadi is a stretch of 17 km, which originates near Rameshwar temple of Bhukum village and joins Mula river between Aundh and Baner. To clean the riverbed, villagers, youth, activists, researchers, warkaries and students will gather.
Anil Pawar, Committee Member of Ramnadi Swachhata Abhiyan Samiti, said, “As the Prime Minister has already started Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary this year, we are starting the cleanliness drive at the riverbed.”
On October 3, from 8 am to 12 pm, the warkaris are organising Rameshwar to Someshwar Ramandi Jaldindi programme. Maruti Kokate, a committee member of the Samiti, said, “In this, the warkaris will spread awareness on cleanliness.”
Pawar also said that Bhukum, Bhugaon and Bavdhan do not fall under the Pune Municipal Corporation limit and there are no sewage lines in these villages. The sewage goes directly into the river.