Sourav Ganguly chief guest, host Subroto Roy missing On the occasion of World Environment Day, Aamby valley city, conducted a plantation drive at Aamby valley near Lonavla. As a part of the event, over 2500 trees were planted by residents of the township. Sourav Ganguly was the chief guest for the event.

Volkswagen India celebrated the 36th observance of World Environment Day through a tree plantation ceremony at its upcoming manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune. Volkswagen employees planted 250 trees to encourage green surroundings at the facility. Mr. Joerg Mueller, President, Volkswagen India also participated in the initiatives. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mueller said, "Globally, we have been constantly working on energy efficiency and making our business more environment friendly.'

Thanks to consumerism and globalisation, today we have secluded ourselves from the mother nature. We consume our leisure while hanging out in multiplexes and theatre. Now, picnic and trekking are not often planned out by peer groups or families on holidays,' says Tasneem Balasinorwala, a member of Pune Tree and Kalpvriksh.

Amanora Park Town, the township project managed digitally at Hadapsar, is now all set to add another feather to its cap, this time in the field of environment conservation as the work for the first ever "Temple of environment' being set up on the premisis is in the final stages of completion. The temple would be ceremoniously unveiled on the occasion of World Environment Day, on June 5.

At the receiving end for long for the poor state of roads in the during the monsoon season, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has now resolved to curb the menace by capturing the roads post-showers on camera. The Municipal Commissioner has directed all the 14 ward offices to first capture the potholes and the waterlogging spots on camera immediately after the first showers in a bid to identify the problem areas and the extent of the problems before taking up corrective measures.

Three lakh cubic meters of silt removed from Mutha Even if it rains heavily this year, the Pune Municipal Corporation has claimed that it was ready to tackle any flood situation. The PMC's confidence stems from the removal of three lakh cubic meter of silt from Mutha river

Several trees cut, pruned without permission, says PMC's Tree Authority; local association denies charges Illegal felling of trees has found its way into the upmarket Boat Club area of the city. The Tree Authority of the Pune Municipal Corporation has issued a show cause notice to the Riverside Estate, an association of plot owners on Boat Club Road

Civic body may lose Rs 150 cr from the funds allocated to it under JNNURM The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) stands to lose up to Rs 150 crore from the funds allocated to it under JNNURM. This situation has come to pass as the Centre, in a directive to the civic body, has sought to change the parameters and resubmit plan for construction of storm water drains and channelisation of nallahs.

Even as Pune is finding it difficult to meet increasing water demand of citizens and is spending crores of rupees in revamping its supply lines, a proposal to revive the Peshwa era supply line with a capacity of seven lakh gallons a day and last used in 1970, is gathering dust in the Pune Municipal Corporation. The said committee report was to preserve and use as per requirement the Peshwa era water supply line that once catered to the demand of the central part of the city. The said water supply was set-up in 1749-50 during the rule of Balaji Bajirao Peshwa.

If everything goes well, the Model Colony ward of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) could become a 'model' before the other municipal wards for making use of the discarded garbage for a 'powerful' cause. The municipal body is planning to generate electricity by setting up a biogas plant that will use the garbage within the Model Colony ward as its fuel input and run the streetlights in the ward with the electricity generated.