According to a study carried out by the Pune Municipal Corporation, pollution levels of the Mula-Mutha rivers have gone lower than even what the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recommends.
Surveys done in March, April and some data collected up to May 15 from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), show drastic improvements in river and air qualities.
Environment Officer Mangesh Dighe, says, “We have received surprising results and Mutha river quality is getting improved drastically and some parameters are better than the norms given by CPCB. The main reason for this is commercial establishments, offices, hotels have closed down so the sewage generation has reduced.”
Pune’s noise pollution levels under three categories, namely commercial, residential and silence zones, have also reduced lower than those prescribed by the pollution board.
News Source: Hindustan Times