Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Untreated sewage generated within Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad corporation limits to irrigate 25,000 hectare land in Purandar, Baramati and Daund

Purandar Lift Irrigation Scheme:

Titled Purandar lift irrigation scheme', the ambitious Rs 250-crore project aims to lift 875 mld (million litre per day) of liquid waste from Mula, Mutha and Pavana rivers to irrigate 25,000 hectare land in the drought-prone areas of Purandar, Baramati and Daund talukas for at least 160 days a year.

"Over 650 mld of sewage is generated in PMC and PCMC areas. A partial amount of which gets treated through sewage treatment plants (STP), but the rest eventually runs into rivers resulting in river pollution. The project will utilize this liquid waste for farming purposes," said P K Mirashe, regional officer of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

Pune city uses almost 13 tmc of water and PCMC uses five tmc of water. This water after use for domestic purposes gets regenerated as an effluent which is partially treated by the PMC and PCMC.

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