The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), as part of the initiative to clean Kham river, cleaned a 15-km stretch of nullah that ends up in the river.
This is the first time that not only the Kham river is being cleaned, but also all the sources of clean and unclean water bodies connected to it. A civic official said so far over 154 trucks of silt have been removed from the nullah that passes through the city, making it cleaner, wider and deeper.
The AMC and Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited (ASCDCL) led by Astik Kumar Pandey recently took up the ambitious project for rejuvenating river Kham. They were soon joined by the Cantonment Board Aurangabad, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), industrial houses and NGOs.
As part of the project, steps are being taken for cleaning the city nullahs especially the ones ending up in Kham River. Notably, this project has been spearheaded by the in-house team of the AMC without the involvement of any contractor.
Nandkishor Bhombe, head of AMC’s solid waste management cell, said a nine-member special task force has been created for this purpose in which a staff from every zone has been included. This team works under sanitation inspector Sachin Misal.
Disclaimer: This story has not been edited by Water Today staff and is generated from news feeds. Source: The Times of India