Good rainfall this monsoon might have resulted in all dams of Pune district overflowing indicating sufficient water supply for domestic purposes, but the state government has constituted a committee to revise the water distribution and usage plan to meet the demand in the Pune metropolitan region.
The six-member committee would be headed by one of the principal secretaries of the state Urban Development Department. The other members would include the Principal Secretary of the Urban Development Department and Water Resources Department, Commissioner of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), Metropolitan Commissioner of the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and Executive Director, Maharashtra Krishna Valley Development Corporation (MKVDC).
“The committee would study and make recommendations on distribution of water to the water resource department on the available storage and use of water in the metropolitan region,” said a government resolution.
The request for constituting a committee was made by the PMRDA to decide on the distribution and use of available water in the metropolitan region by assessing the need. The committee would carry out a survey of all reservoirs in the district to assess the ways in which the demand can be met. It would also study the estimated need in future and decide on a strategy to prepare a proper plan for the management and control of the limited water available. The committee would also prepare a long-term draft policy for recycling water.
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