Villagers suffer the city

With the enhanced JNNURM largesse likely to cushion its kitty, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is rethinking about seeking the soft loan it had sought from the World Bank for various development projects in the city.

Pune While the city continues to battle against erratic water supply thanks to the irregular rains, the Wadia College under Modern Education Society is out with a community water conservation project, the first ever in the city, on their campus. The Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) project, which has been jointly set up by the Hindustan Coco-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

Pune The hike in JNNURM funds to Rs 12,887 crore, particularly the increase in allocation for housing and basic services for the urban poor (BSUP), in the Union Budget may not exactly be cheerful news for the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) that has been getting barbs from the government over poor implementation of schemes for the urban poor.

With private water tanker service taking advantage of the situation arising out of water scarcity, the Pune Municipal Corporation on Monday fixed prices of water tankers while making it clear that those violating it will not get water from its refilling station.

Pune To get the metro project on track, Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar has called an all party meeting, which will be convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar, in the city.

Pawar said an all party meeting, with the support of MLCs and MLAs, will be conducted shortly which will discuss the fund aspect as well.

Pune 5 am - 8 am: Sadashiv Peth, Narayan Peth, Rasta Peth, Mangalwar Peth, Somwar Peth, Kasba Peth, Kamla Nehru Hospital, Shaniwarwada, New English School, Rajendranagar, Lokmanyanagar, Vishrambaugwada, Mahatma Phule Mandai, City Post.

Pune The much-discussed water meter system should be implemented to check wastage of water, state Irrigation Minister Ajit Pawar said in a meeting to address the water scarcity issue, on Thursday.

Pune Even as the city witnessed a fair amount of rainfall on Thursday, state Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Ajit Pawar announced a 40 per cent water cut for the city from Saturday and a 20 per cent water cut in the Pimpri-Chinchwad areas from Friday. With the live storage in dams supplying water to the city reduced to two per cent, Pawar had convened a meeting in the city on Thursday.

Pune With water supply badly hit because of delayed monsoons, the parched city is praying for rain, or even a water tanker. But this time around, even the water tankers, particularly those operated by private ones are being scarcely seen, even though people are ready to pay more.

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