The historical Dewale pond at Panvel is reeling under dire conditions due to the negligence of NMMC and the local residents. The pond has lost its identity amidst the heaps of dirt. The Panvel Municipal Council which has been boosting about winning the Sant Gadge Baba Cleanliness Award in the Konkan Region but they should take a look at the Dewale pond situated in the district. This 100 year old historical pond is reeling under pathetic conditions and courtesy the authorities, is loosing its identity. The water of the pond is polluted affecting the flora and fauna of the local ecological system. Locals use the pond water for bathing and washing clothes polluting the water all the more. Interestingly, Vashnavi Boating and Resort Club which is situated in the vicinity even began boating services here despite the water being unclean and totally unhygienic. We spoke with the manager of the club, Abhay Patil who informed that they has joined hands with the Panvel Municipal Council to beautify the pond and blamed the condition of the pond on the locals. With cameraperson Dyaneshwar Mali, Shailendra Upadhyay for NMTV News.
September 8, 2008
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