The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) is going to audit the status of the waste water treatment plants installed in the residential buildings.
On Wednesday, a delegation of Aam Aadmi Party workers met civic administrator Kadambari Balkawade to raise the issues related to the Panchaganga river pollution.
Sandip Desai, convenor of AAP, said, “The two sewage treatment plants are yet to be commissioned, which makes 10 million litres of untreated waste water get discharged into Panchganga river.”
He added that they had also raised the issue of dysfunctional waste water treatment plants at residential buildings. Few years ago, the audit was done; however nothing happened later on.
The delegation held KMC as one of the agencies responsible for pollution of Panchganga river. Balkawade told the delegation, “We are going to complete the work of STPs soon. The contractor has been asked to commission the plants by May-end. Also, I will ask the authorities to scrutinise the waste water plants at the residential buildings. We will take appropriate action to make residential societies keep the plants functioning.”
The AAP delegation also raised the issue of effluent released from the servicing stations of the state transport, railways and other commercial establishments.