PMC gets notice from High Court 

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 28 October 2018

Dr S V Anathapindika, Tushar Udage and Pramod Dengale filed a PIL over the issue. On this PIL, the Mumbai High Court served a notice to the civic body to file detailed say over the issue on Friday.

Pune: The Bombay High Court has served a notice to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to file its say on the issue of stopping Mula-Mutha river pollution. City-based RTI activists had filed a PIL on the issue, in which the PMC did not submit details to the court. Hence, the court has given four weeks time to the civic body to submit its say. 

Dr S V Anathapindika, Tushar Udage and Pramod Dengale filed a PIL over the issue. On this PIL, the Mumbai High Court served a notice to the civic body to file detailed say over the issue on Friday.

Petitioners mentioned that the Mula-Mutha river rejuvenate project is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to construct new Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) to curb river pollution. JICA has sanctioned Rs 990 crore for the project and signed a agreement with the Union government. The Union government has also released two installments of Rs 26 and Rs 32 crore. However, the PMC has not started the work yet. The PMC has announced that the project will start in next year. 

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