Following a complaint regarding illegal dumping of construction debris near Powai lake, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has directed the state environment department to take steps to tackle the problem.

On February 6, city-based NGO Plant and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) complained to the environment ministry about construction debris being illegally dumped near the small gate of Powai lake, close to the immersion ghat adjoining the IIT boundary wall