On the overall assessment in the environment status report (ESR) of 2015-16, the environment performance index has slightly decreased in the PMC despite conservation efforts.

State disaster management director Suhas Diwase said Maharashtra is among the six states in the coastal area that has been selected for the programme.

PMC health officials have identified 71 mosquito breeding spots in Dhole Patil, which includes areas like Koregaon Park, Bund Garden and Pune Railway Station

Last year too, the Bombay High Court had observed that religious festivals should be celebrated in a meaningful manner so that no inconvenience is caused to others.

While the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has embarked upon the ambitious project of beautification of the River Mutha—one of the most polluted rivers— and set a patrolling squad in place to pro

Forest department has planted 13 lakh saplings and other departments 7 lakh

Tulsi Tanti, the chairman and managing director of Suzlon Group said that the state government is not doing enough in terms of setting up captive power plants and there were delays in clearing dues

The State Forest Policy introduced in 2008 aimed to bring 33 per cent of the state under forest cover.

Yet another hurdle comes in the way of the Metro project for Pune with the realignment of a route shifted alongside Mutha river from JM road being challenged in the NGT.

“The garbage, if not removed, before the onset of monsoon, would have found its way to Bhima river with flow of rain water, thus polluting it,” a DCCIA member said.