Maharashtra Govt soon to implement stringent laws against dumping and river pollution
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 17-Sep-2017

Mumbai, September 17: Massive wave of awareness is been making rounds which aim to save rivers of our country,  Spiritual Guru Jaggi Vasudev is already nailing the #RallyforRivers campaign.  Also, the state government will implement stringent laws against dumping and rejuvenate the rivers.

In order to preserve and rejuvenate the rivers by enforcing stringent laws against dumping of untreated solid waste and undertaking plantation drives. Guidelines are being reworked on putting a cap on construction activities along riverfronts and following stringent norms.

The state government believes that tackling river pollution cannot be confined to a handful of rivers. Instead, they should launch the project across all the rivers in Maharashtra. There are 49 major river stretches, which are the most-effected, including the Krishna, Godavari, Tapi, Wardha-Wainganga, Panchganga, Koyana, Mula, Mutha and Pravara. The state government is pushing public-private partnership modules to raise funds for the river rejuvenation projects.

The water resources proposal under consideration suggests the recycling of water for agriculture and treatment of water by local bodies before allowing it to flow into rivers. However, the state government’s foremost concern is to make sewage treatment commercially viable.