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Mula-Mutha River

Muutha
River
New Yerwada Bridge over the Mula-Mutha River
Country India
State Maharashtra
Region Deccan Plateau
District Pune
Tributaries
 - left Mula
 - right Mutha
City Pune
Landmarks Urali Kanchan, Pune
Source
 - location Pune City, confluence of Mula & Mutha., Pune
 - coordinates
Mouth Bhima River
 - coordinates

The Mula-Mutha is a river in India, formed by the confluence of the Mula and Mutha rivers in the city of Pune, which later meets the Bhima River.[1]

The river flows through the village of Kavadi in the Solapur district, which witnesses a lot of migratory birds. However, increase in pollution in the recent years has resulted in a reduction in the number of birds.[2] Pollution from effluents released into the river at Pune has been found to cause high levels of pollution in the Bhima River and the reservoir of Ujani dam, resulting in a lot of water borne ailments.[3]

Due to high levels of pollution, including 125 MLD of untreated sewerage water being discharged into the river by the Pune Municipal Corporation, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has classified the water quality to be of Class-IV.[4] The Pune Municipal Corporation announced plans to clean up and restore the river by pumping in oxygen on the lines of restoration efforts undertaken in Mumbai for the Mithi River.[5]

In 2011, it was reported that several Japanese businessmen were keen on offering support to a plan initiated by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture and supported by the Pune Municipal Corporation to clean up and beautify the Mula-Mutha river.[6] The same year, the Pune Municipal Corporation gave its approval to build a riverside road on the banks of the Mula-Mutha from Shivane to Kharadi, covering a distance of 22 kilometres (14 mi) to link several important roads in the heart of the city including the Old Pune-Mumbai Highway and the Pune Ahmednagar Highway.[7]

In 2014, the Pune Police discovered that marijuana plants were being grown on the riverbed near Kharadi.[8]

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