Region: South Asia
Sector: Water and Sanitation
The Ichalkaranji city being rapid growing city called as Manchester of Maharashtra has tremendous potential for growth and development. This has caused increase in population and land use on skirts of the city. Therefore water demand of the city is increasing day by day for Industrial and household purpose. The Ichalkaranji Municipal Corporation is facing problems for providing adequate water supply for industries and household use. Therefore Ichalkaranji Municipal Corporation is searching for various alternatives regarding water supply scheme which will be economical and feasible.
Maharashtra is Number one state in pollution of rivers according to report published by Ministry of Water Resources. The worst polluted river in the state is ‘Panchganga’ according to report. More than 28 rivers are most polluted river in state. The increasing industrialization along the river are cost and direct entrance chemically polluted water in river flow are the major reasons. Chemical, processing, sugar and related Industries highly contribute to the river water pollution in Maharashtra state. The worst part is, people near Panchganga River are dying due to Jaundice and Gastro, about 15 deaths are recorded till now. ”due to pollution the time required to treat the water is increased so quantity required is falling short and peoples of Ichalkaranji city are getting water after every three to four days.
Updated: April 12, 2022