Urgent measures needed to deal with Godavari pollution: Rajendra Singh
Noted water conservationist Dr Rajendra Singh has urged the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) to undertake urgent measures to curb water pollution in Godavari river
“Godavari river is getting polluted on a large scale, as the industrial effluents as well as domestic waste are being released into the river. Sewage is being released into river and there is a need to stop such practices immediately,” Singh told officials of Nashik civic body here last evening.
Nashik Mayor Yatin Wagh, Deputy Mayor Satish Kulkarni were also present on the occasion. Singh, who has undertaken extensive water conservation efforts in drought-prone eastern Rajasthan, said the Nashik civic body was using outdated method of processing sewage water. “There is a need to bring in drastic changes in water purifying system,” he said.
Mayor told him that a waste water treatment plant with a capacity of 392 million litres water is being set up in the city to curb pollution in Godavari.
Meanwhile, hundreds of college students and social activists, led by Magsaysay Award winner Dr Rajendra Singh, took part in a rally ‘Godavari Parikrama’ to spread the message of keeping the Godavari clean.