BMC asked to submit action plan on river rejuvenation project by June 1

Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam (Shiv Sena) on Thursday conducted a meeting with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials to discuss the project for rejuvenating four rivers in Mumbai — namely Dahisar, Poisar, Oshiwara, and Mithi. The minister also asked BMC to submit an action plan report by June 1, senior BMC officials said.

“The action plan will majorly include the steps to stop emission of sewerage directly into the rivers from slum settlements nearby. We also have been asked to inform about the number of unauthorised sewerage line connections in the slums along these rivers. Most of the work will be carried out by Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project officials. We will soon prepare our action plan and have been asked to submit it in the next meeting with the Environment Ministry,” a senior BMC official said.