Pune district to get water from Mulshi dam, says Devendra Fadnavis
Drinking water for the Pune district comes from Khadakwasla reservoir, however, due to water shortage, there is a demand for water from Mulshi damUpdated: Apr 20, 2019 16:25 IST
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced at a public rally at Akluj on April 17 that the state government is working on a model to get water from Mulshi dam for agricultural and drinking purposes, for the Pune district.
Pune district has not been receiving water from Mulshi dam, although the dam is located on it. The Mulshi dam water is controlled by Tata Power, which utilises the water for hydroelectricity generation. The hydropower project is located in Bhira, where the water is released directly into the sea after power generation.
Drinking water for the Pune district comes from Khadakwasla reservoir, however, due to water shortage in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, farmers have not been receiving enough water for irrigation, therefore the demand for water from Mulshi dam.
Fadnavis, during his poll campaign in Madha and Baramati said that if the water from Mulshi dam is provided to the Pune district, it would sort out the water problem for Daund and Baramati talukas and also provide enough water to the municipal areas.
The CM said he had instructed the administration to work out a plan and start negotiations with Tata power.
First Published: Apr 20, 2019 16:25 IST