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    Morna river to get Neeri’s patented waste water treatment technology

    Manka Behl| TNN | Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 10:48 IST Representative image

    NAGPUR: Taking the ‘Clean Morna River’ campaign a step further, the Akola district administration plans to use National Environmental Engineering Research Institute’s (Neeri) patented technology of phytorid wastewater treatment to protect the heritage river and develop it on the lines of Sabarmati riverfront project. The technology uses specific plants to absorb nutrients directly from waste water.

    The river cleaning campaign, initiated by Akola district collector Astik Kumar Pandey on January 13, has reached halfway, with more than 50% of the river being free of waste and weed, informed sub-divisional officer Sanjay Khadse, who is also the project’s nodal officer.

    As reported by TOI earlier, many major and minor drains meet the river at different points. As a pilot experiment, to ensure that only clean water enters Morna, the administration will be setting up phytorid wastewater treatment plant at one of the major drains. “To make sure that sewage water does not pollute the river again, we are seeking Neeri’s technical expertise. As an experiment, the plant will be first installed at a major drain, where raw waste water will be treated,” said Suresh Hunge of Akola Municipal Corporation.

    Neeri has reportedly set up over 100 such plants all over the country. Developed by Neeri director Rakesh Kumar, the first plant (35,000 litres per day) was set up at the Kalina campus of Mumbai University in 2006. Ritesh Vijay, principal scientist at Centre for Strategic Urban Management, and director’s technical cell, recently visited Akola to inspect the site. “This technology involves a constructed wetland exclusively designed for treatment of municipal, urban, agricultural and industrial wastewater. The organic solution is removed by bacteria and the nutrients are absorbed by specific plants,” he said.

    According to Neeri, the plant uses porous media such as crushed bricks, gravel and stones for filtration. “To avoid choking, we do not use soil. The quality of treated water is excellent, it meets the prescribed and amended norms of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB),” added Vijay.

    Though the detailed project report (DPR) of Morna river is under preparation, the administration will shell out around Rs25 lakh for implementing this technology. “This includes the patent, plant and construction cost,” officials said.

    The administration wants to develop Morna on the lines of Sabarmati riverfront, said Vinayak Koundanay, adviser to Akola Municipal Corporation. “We have carried out a topographic survey and are brainstorming on various development aspects,” he said.


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      Today, city does not have drinking water quota from July to October

      Anjaya Anparthi| TNN | Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 08:17 IST
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      NAGPUR: In a major worry, the drinking water allocated to city from Totladoh reservoir for the year (November 1, 2017, to October 30, 2018) is likely to be exhausted by May end, raising a big question mark on water for remaining five months, from June to October. This realization has triggered alarm bells in Nagpur Municipal Corporation(NMC), with office bearers and officials now approaching the Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) to get higher water allocation.

      MWRRA has called for final hearing in the petition filed by former Shiv Sena MLAfrom Ramtek Ashish Jaiswal on March 15. Jaiswal is against giving any additional water to industry or drinking purpose, other than the quantum framed by MWRRA in September 2017.

      As per MWRRA regulations, the city stands to get even less water than that allocated by the water resources department (WRD). The city had reservation of 190 million meter cube (MMC) from Totladoh and 58 MMC from Kanhan before the new regulations were framed. Reservation of 112 MMC was permanent while 78 MMC was on temporary basis. NMC was utilizing entire quantum, and even drawing more in some years. Around 70% of areas in the city are supplied water from Totladoh, and remaining from Kanhan.

      The new MWRRA regulations give the city only 140.87 MMC from Totladoh and Kanhan. Additional 12.50 MMC is accounted for by evaporation losses. Thus, allocation from Totladoh comes down to 95.37 MMC as against requirement of 190 MMC. However, the WRD had allocated 114.5 MMC to NMC in view of MWRRA’s criteria of allocating 15% of total reservoir storage for drinking purpose.

      As per NMC data, 51 MMC raw drinking water has been consumed from Totladoh by now, and 63.50 MMC remains. But NMC has failed to reduce consumption from Totladoh allocation, which comes to 15.83 MMC per month. During summer, between March and June, NMC needs to feed Kanhan river with 18 MMC water from Totladoh. Also, 47.49 MMC will be required over next three months in areas covered under Totladoh’s allocation. Thus, there would be no water allocation left by May end.

      The MWRRA regulations now also say NMC will have to pay a high price for additional quantum of 19.13 MMC from Totladoh.

      A top NMC official told TOI everything depends upon MWRRA’s decision. “Irrigation of rabbi crop has come to an end. Today, Totladoh has 220 MMC water. First, NMC will request MWRRA for restoration of old allocation of 190 MMC. If this request is not accepted, NMC will ask for water up to October 30, since there are no alternate sources for supplying water to 70% areas of the city,” he said.

      The official added NMC will also present in detail initiatives being taken to conserve water and also reuse. “NMC is treating 210 MLD sewage water and is likely to increase the quantum to 410 MLD soon, and supplying treated sewage for power stations. All these efforts are a concrete background for getting old allocation,” he said.

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        Decks cleared for Metro Rail works between Variety sq and Munje sq

        Anjaya Anparthi| tnn | Feb 25, 2018, 17:46 IST
        Nagpur: The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Mahametro) has claimed disputes with traders resolved and works at Munje square will commence from next month.

        Mahametro in a press release issued here said works at Munje square is likely to begin from first week of March. “Decision to commence the works was taken in the meeting held between the officials of Mahametro and traders operating from Munje Square on Saturday afternoon. The traders’ association also assured full support to the project,” the company said.

        The meeting was part of Mahametro’s effort to clear misgivings, if any, among the traders. Decision has been taken to maintain a proper gap of eight metres between barricades, after every two piers. Also, five metre distance will be kept between barricades and road on both sides to ensure smooth flow of traffic. The total stretch of road between Variety Square and Munje Square where the construction works are to be undertaken is 185 meters and seven piers will be constructed. The works will be completed on the stretch by october.

        After meeting, the Mahametro officials along with traders visited the spot for first hand information of the proposed work. Mahametro’s chief project manager Mahadev Sway, joint chief project manager MR Patil, deputy chief project manager Prey Parashar and others were present.

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          NHAI four-laning stalls at Gorewada wall

          Vijay Pinjarkar| tnn | Feb 27, 2018, 03:18 IST
          Nagpur: The Gorewada zoo wall on Katol Road, constructed at a cost of Rs27 crore, has become an eyesore for the National Highways Authority India (NHAI), which plans to widen the road to four-lane.

          The NHAI has proposed to convert the 100-km stretch between Nagpur-Warud into a four-lane. However, as NHAI has no right of way (ROW) in the 4.8-km stretch between Katol Road toll naka and Fetri, it complained that the wall is not straight and hence is vulnerable to mishaps.

          The issue was raised by Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari himself in a meeting with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis last month, based on which forest ministry issued letter to Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) mentioning Gadkari’s concerns.

          However, senior FDCM officials said the 9-metre road is a highway but that is also not sure whether it belongs to NHAI. The ROW on both sides of the road is a reserve forest land and for road widening a proposal will have to be moved under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of land which comes to over 10 hectares.

          “There is hardly any scope to expand the road by taking additional forest land as work of chief minister’s zoo project is in progress and compound wall is in place on forest land only,” FDCM officials said.

          On the ownership of said road, NHAI officials say a joint survey will be done and the land record department will tell to whom the road belongs. “We don’t want to create a dispute with FDCM but plan to widen the road within existing ROW,” they said.

          However, nature-lover Aniruddha Bhagat demanded that NHAI should construct flyover in the entire 4.8km stretch to avoid conflict with wildlife and forest.

          Environmental activist Shrikant Deshpande said NHAI’s move to widen the road close to the compound wall will prove to be dangerous for tourists where there are entry gates to the forest area on both sides of the road.

          In another development, Gadkari is also said to have complained to Fadnavis about forest department not expediting proposals to divert forest land under the FCA for four-laning going on in the state.

          At some places, the duration to clear such proposals is even more than a year. Based on the complaint, the forest ministry, in a letter to all chief conservators of forests (CCFs), has asked to review the proposal and if any delay is found, they have been asked to take action against the staff.

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            Citizens to be fined if NMC finds mosquito breeding sites

            Proshun Chakraborty| tnn | Feb 27, 2018, 03:14 IST
            Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will levy fines if it finds stagnant water in your surroundings and mosquitoes breeding there. The proposal to impose between Rs100 and Rs500 fine will be tabled before the standing committee meeting on Tuesday.

            With a view to control larva breeding, NMC’s malaria and filaria department has prepared a by-law to penalize repeat offenders.

            As per the by-law, if repeat breeding is found on domestic premises, NMC will impose a fine of Rs 100 and Rs 500 per container on residential, commercial, official and education premises. If they still fail to curb breeding grounds, another Rs20 (residential), Rs100 (for commercial) and Rs200 (for hospitals, educational institutions, government offices) will be imposed per day on repeat offenders, the by-law proposes.

            The department has stated that as per the proposed rule, the fine would correspond to the number of areas in which breeding is found. For instance, if breeding is found at three places, the owner of the property will have to pay separate fines for all the spots.

            Besides this, NMC has also proposed to levy complete cost of removal of breeding sites on the owner of the property.

            Along with the proposal, the NMC will table 59 other proposals together worth over Rs202 crore. The major amount will be spent on phase-III of cement road works.

            As per proposals submitted by the executive engineer (public works department), the third phase of cement concretization of Nagpur city roads will cover 28 roads and cost over Rs 156.86 crore. The water works department has submitted a proposal of Rs 3.76 crore to complete remaining pipe-laying works under Pench-IV project.

            The tax department has also submitted a proposal to auction goods seized when octroi was in force. The cost of the seized goods as calculated by the department is Rs50.24 lakh, while valuer appointed by the department has advised it to sell the goods at 30% discount.

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              NMC finds pvt co’s cables in sewage line, to take action

              Anjaya Anparthi| tnn | Feb 27, 2018, 03:12 IST
              Nagpur: Yet another blatant violation has come to fore in laying of cables for Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. The company’s optical fibre cables have been found laid in sewage line at Mahal, in violation of all norms. Former mayor and corporator Pravin Datke has demanded immediate action against the company, and also against Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) officials, who supervised the work.

              NMC Gandhibagh zone found the optical fibre cables laid in sewage lines while trying to trace choked points in some residential areas in Mahal on Monday.

              Former corporator Sudhir Raut told TOI there were complaints from some residential areas at Zenda Chowk about sewage water flowing back into houses for last 5-6 days. “NMC employees from health department started to check all chambers on the sewage line. It came to fore that Reliance Jio had broken into the sewage line and laid optical fibre cables in it. Laying anything inside sewage lines is banned. The laying of cables led to the sewage line being damaged, and caused the choking. I brought the matter to the notice of Datke for proper action,” he said.

              On a complaint by Datke, NMC Gandhibagh Zone has asked the hotmix department to initiate action against Reliance Jio. “We have asked for penalty and damages from the company,” an official said.

              Datke said action will also be taken against officials of hotmix department, who did not check while the optical fibre cables were being laid. “It is the responsibility of NMC officials to monitor and take appropriate action while laying of optical fibre cables.”

              A Reliance Jio spokesperson said cables will be removed immediately from the sewage lines. “Cables went into sewage lines by mistake. We utilized Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technology to lay cables in Mahal, to prevent inconvenience to citizens, and also avoid trenching the areas. It was due to this technology that sewage line could not be traced,” he said.

              The latest incident has also exposed the inquiry conducted by hotmix department two years ago. Reliance Jio had laid cables stretching around 500km and also erected 260 towers across the city in 2015 and 2016. NMC had received large number of complaints against the company for laying cables against the norms in various parts of the city.

              In January 2016, the then mayor Datke had directed officials to inspect and ensure there are no cables in service lines, including sewage lines. The department had claimed to have completed the inquiry and also taken action against the company in 2016.

              Activist Shehbaz Siddiqui alleged that NMC and police department were always hand in glove with Reliance Jio. “Two-year-old girl Pinky Solanki died in an unmarked, unguarded pit of Reliance Jio in 2015. NMC and police took action in the case only after a PIL filed by me in the high court. NMC has no control over laying of optical fibre cables in the city,” he said.


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                Government told to give 4 times relief to Vena dam PAPs

                TNN | Updated: Feb 28, 2018, 07:30 IST
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                NAGPUR: The Nagpur bench of Bombay high court has directed the state government to provide four times compensation to the project affected persons (PAPs) of Vena dam whose land was acquired for its canal way back in 1996.

                A division bench of justices Vasanti Naik and Arun Upadhye also asked it to grant that amount with 8% interest since the land was acquired. The judges further told the petitioners to make a representation to land acquisition and sub-divisional officers in Mouda division for seeking compensation.

                Counsel SP Kshirsagar, appearing for the petitioners, relied on the judgment in a similar matter passed by the HC’s Aurangabad bench which allowed the enhanced compensation to petitioners by a multiplier of ‘2’. Counsel VG Palshikar, who appeared for the department, stated that facts in cases of both sets of petitioners before the Aurangabad and Nagpur benches were almost identical.


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                  Take our land, plead Gosikhurd-hit villagers

                  Shishir Arya| TNN | Updated: Feb 28, 2018, 08:50 IST Representative image

                  NAGPUR: Over 800 villagersliving within the range of Gosikhurd dam are demanding that even their land should be acquired for the project. Not displaced, but the project has left them stranded for years, they claim.

                  Located in Nagpur and Bhandara districts, there are villages where only the hamlets have been acquired, but not the farms. The new settlements are far away from their farmland.

                  Khapri, over 50 kms from Nagpur, is flanked by land acquired for the dam as well as a tiger project. The village itself has not been acquired as it was not needed for Gosikhurd project, said the residents. Those from Salebhati a village, resettled at a new site, said there has been no water supply since the day they shifted. The locals have to buy water from those having borewells in the vicinity.

                  Kujba in Kuhi tehsil is surrounded by the river from three sides when it floods. Yet, the villagers are forced to stay put as the land has not been acquired for the dam project, though nearby area around has been taken over, complained the locals.

                  Each group had a different story to say, with a single demand that their land should be taken over even if it was not needed for the Gosikhurd project.

                  Led by independent MLA from Achalpur Bachhu Kadu, more than 500 of the villagers had come down to Nagpur for a meeting with the district’s guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule. As much as 800 hectares of land has been demanded to be acquired in different villages.

                  After the meeting, Bawankule announced that he has formed a committee, headed by divisional commissioner Anup Kumar. It would evaluate a proposal to acquire the land for a solar power project. However, the compensation may not be in lines with the new Land Acquisition Act, which pays five times of the current rates of an area. This is because solar power has to be priced at Rs3 a unit. So the cost of acquisition as well has to be fixed considering the cap on price of electricity generated from the project. Another meeting will be held with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at a later date, he said.

                  Kadu said the basic demand is to treat even these villagers as project-affected persons (PAPs) under Gosikhurd. They may not have been displaced but certainly their lives have been disrupted by the project. If the rate of compensation derived for the solar project does not meet their expectations, the agitation would continue,” said Kadu.

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                    What has govt done to develop Lonar lake, asks HC

                    Vaibhav Ganjapure| tnn | Feb 28, 2018, 05:35 IST
                    Nagpur: Flaying the Maharashtra government for its failure to develop Lonar lake, the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Tuesday tersely asked what steps it had taken to promote the world heritage site and attract tourists.

                    Expressing anguish over government’s apathy in preserving the historic lake, a division bench comprising justices Vasanti Naik and Swapna Joshi directed it to reply within two weeks.

                    The court’s censure came while hearing a PIL by lawyer Kirti Nipankar along with Govind Khekale and Sudhakar Bugdane from Buldhana, through counsel Anand Parchure, claiming the Lonar lake was slowly degrading because of pollution and silting.

                    Earlier, the HC’s specially constituted panel — Lonar Reservoir Damage Control and Conservation Committee — under Buldhana collector, submitted minutes of meeting held on February 6. Parchure then pointed out that it had failed to submit compliance of earlier meetings.

                    The judges directed the panel to regularly conduct meetings every two months, and submit compliance reports of earlier meetings, and development works being completed.

                    As per minutes, one of the main threats to ecology was dumping of sewage into the reservoir from a nullah, but the civic body informed that it will counter the problem by reinforcing the metal mesh at its mouth and tender has been issued in this regard. It would also ensure that nearby residents don’t damage the metal frame once reinforced.

                    The Groundwater Survey and Development Agency (GSDA) conducted lake’s survey and found the number of borewells has increased. But since no one from the GSDA was present in the meeting, the collector had asked the agency to reply at the earliest, the minutes stated.

                    The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation’s (MTDC) regional office in Amravati informed that the fund for tourism development was revised from Rs93 crore to Rs91.29 crore. A compound wall and an information kiosk would be constructed on the land offered to MTDC. The forest department would repair the chain link fencing near the protected areas.

                    The additional forest officer (AFO) has assured that complaints will be filed against persons who damage the fence. He proposed to clear area near the lake of babool trees. About 25,885 trees of this variety are spread over 33 hectares and under the proposed five-year management plan, the trees will be removed and replaced with naturally growing shrubs which would cost Rs45.74 lakh.

                    As per the panel’s minutes, about 314 dwellings of slum dwellers living in close vicinity were completed and were unoccupied since three years. It further informed that most of the work of toilet blocks has been completed and would be available for use in 15 days, while toilets for tourists are proposed to be built under the jurisdiction of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).


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                      File affidavit on Pandhrabodi lake rejuvenation, High Court to Nagpur Municipal

                      TNN | Updated: Feb 28, 2018, 09:44 IST
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                      NAGPUR: The Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Tuesday directed Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to file an affidavit on its claims of completing 99% works for rejuvenation of Pandhrabodi Lake.

                      A division bench comprising justices Vasanti Naik and Swapna Joshi asked the civic body to complete formalities within two weeks. Earlier, NMC informed that 99% rejuvenation works are completed and they were waiting for the rains.

                      The court was hearing a PIL by Bajiprabhu Nagar Nagrik Mandal, through counsel Anand Pachure, contending that dumping of garbage inside the lake and encroachment on its catchment area had led to it drying up.

                      The court had taken serious cognisance of continuing impasse on revival of the lake, and directed petitioners and respondents to visit the site together to explore the possibility of constructing drain or trench for flow of rainwater from Ram Nagar hilltop. Accordingly, petitioners along with Parchure, respondents Heritage Conservation Society, and State Slum Rehabilitation Development Authority (SRDA), apart from NMC and NIT officials had visited the area and discussed the modalities.

                      Later, the corporation submitted an affidavit that revival of Pandhrabodi Lake is on the cards, stating many development works are underway in the catchment area to store rainwater.

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