Sufficient Water In Khadakwasla Dam Chain, Water Cut Not Required In Pune This Year: MLA Siddharth Shirole  

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Pune, January 22, 2021: MLA Siddharth Shirole, while addressing a meeting of the canal committee, said that there should not be water cut in Pune as there is sufficient water in the Khadakwasla dam chain and Pune should get 18.5 TMC of water.

A meeting of the canal committee was held today under the chairmanship of Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar to decide the seasonal water distribution from Khadakwasla dam. In that meeting, Shirole strongly demanded that Pune residents should get 18.5 TMC of water.

“Due to good rains this year, 100 percent water was stored in the dam chain and a large number of people migrated from Pune during the lockdown. There were restrictions on public events, construction was halted and water consumption was reduced. Therefore, there will be no need for water cuts this year and it should not be done”, said Shirole.

1.5 TMC of water from Bhama Askhed Dam will be added to the city, but the municipal boundary has been increased recently, and 34 villages will be included in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

Shirole said that water allocation should be planned to keep in view that the municipal corporation will have to supply water up to five kilometres from its boundary now.