Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rainwater Harvesting in Pune


Quality of water in Pune

Pune has been traditionally known to have a good supply of water. Blessed with a number of rivers and dams, Pune has access to good water. People used to say “Punyacha hawa pani changala aahe” or “Pune ka hawa paani accha hai” or “The air and water in Pune is good”.

Some important dams around Pune are Temghar – on the Mutha. Varasgaon – again on the Mutha, on which Lavasa city is developed. Khadakvasla dam, also on the Mutha, and Khadakwasla lake and the vicinity is a popular and accessible chill out spot for Punekars. Pawana dam on the Pawana river which makes PCMC possible. Mulshi dam and Panshet dam.

Increasing Population of Pune

Quoting from Wikipedia:Pune is growing in leaps and bounds. As is obvious to anybody who’s been here a while.

As per the 2011 Census of India estimate, the population of the Pune urban agglomeration is 6,226,959. The population of Pune on 19 May 2014 is approximately 8,242,142. (Extrapolated from a population of 3,337,481 on 31 July 2009 and a population of 6,115,431 on 30 September 2012.) According to recent estimates, Growth of Population in Pune is 12% every year. This includes the towns of Khadki, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Dehu. Growth in the software and education sectors has led to an influx of skilled labour from across India. The population of the urban agglomeration was estimated to be around 4,485,000 in 2005. The migrating population rose from 43,900 in 2001 to 88,200 in 2005. According to the Pune Municipal Corporation, 40% of the population lived in slums in 2001. The sharp increase in censorial decade of 1991–2001 can be attributed to the absorption of 38 fringe villages into the city.
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