Two sewerage water treatment plants (STPs) would be built in Wadi to save Ambazari lake from pollution. The project is estimated to cost Rs 62 lakh. Wadi Municipal Council has contributed Rs 17 lakhs towards it. The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has given an order to the civic body on Wednesday to send a proposal to the state government to get remaining Rs 45 lakh. For this, two weeks’ deadline has been given to the civic body. After receiving the proposal, State government would have to take a decision on it within eight weeks, said a HC bench comprising Justice Ravi Deshpande and Justice Vinay Joshi.
Ambazari lake is one of the popular weekend destinations for people. The Vivekanand Memorial is another major tourist destination of the lake that attracts hundreds of visitors regularly. Last month, thousands of fish were found dead in the lake. This was not the first time when such incident was reported. Environmentalists claimed that fishes are rapidly dying in the lake because of pollution.
They alleged that two industries of Hingna MIDC were responsible for the pollution. Untreated sewage also flows into the lake in huge quantity from Wadi and adjoining residential areas situated on Amravati Road. In this regard, news were published in various newspapers. After this, the High Court took suo moto and filed a PIL. It its written reply, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) informed the court that Ambazari lake is getting polluted due release of untreated sewerage water from Wadi. The court ordered the authorities concerned to take remedial measures. After this, it was decided to set up two STPs in Wadi. Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) would provide technical support for setting up STP.
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