Nagpur Municipal Corporation has started cleaning of Nag, Piwali and Pohra rivers. The work started in the month of April is in progress under the guidance of Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B.
The cleanliness drive is undertaken every year, and about 1.5 million tonnes of silt is removed from these rivers. The depth is increased and width widened to ensure a smooth flow of water during the rainy season and avoid the possibility of flooding the areas on their banks.
Nag River is 17.4 Km, Piwali – 16.4 Km and Pohra 13.12 Km long. The cleanliness drive is implemented with people’s participation. Non-government organisations also participate in the drive. The channels through which wastewater is released in these rivers are also cleaned. The silt removed is very fertile and is made available for the farmers and gardeners.