Pune: District Guardian Minister Girish Bapat appealed to citizens of Pune to use water sparingly as there will be deficit of 1.75 TMC ft due to ongoing repair work at Temghar dam.
This was announced during a canal committee meeting chaired by Bapat on Monday. He said that the second rotation from Khadakwasla and Chasakaman for irrigation purpose will continue till October 15. He said 16 water lakes from Daund, Indapur and Haveli will be filled up for the drinking purpose through this rotation. Bapat asked Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar to increase the capacity of Mundhwa Jackwell.
This is the second rotation being given in monsoon season for irrigation purpose. The first such rotation was given on July 22 from Khadakwasla and similar rotation was given through Chasakman dam.
The four dams namely Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar currently have 66 per cent of water of their total storage capacity. The dams have 27.40 TMC ft collective capacity. Khadakwasla has capacity of 1.88 TMC ft, Panshet has 10.65 TMC ft, Varasgaon 12.82 TMC ft. Temghar has 2.05 TMC ft. Due to ongoing repair work at Temghar, there will gap of 1.75 TMC ft of water this season, as water was released in January to undertake repair work from this dam.
The meeting was attended by MP Supriya Sule, MLA Ajit Pawar, President of Zilla Parishad Vishwas Devkate, MLA Dattatray Bharane, MLA Bala Bhegde, MLA Bapu Pacharne, MLA Bhimrao Tapkir, MLA Suresh Gore, Pune District Collector Saurabh Rao, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar and Pune Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar.