Because of insufficient rains in the catchment areas of the Kashyapi, Gautami and Gangapur dams, the Nasik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to maintain the current water cut awaiting the water levels enlarge in the dams.
The change in octroi levy that has provoked the rage of the local traders in the Deolali Cantonment area is probably to be studied in recent meeting of the concerned committee at the Deolali Cantonment Board office.
Water quality will be monitored by The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) before, during and after Ganpati immersion all over the city. A guideline had been issued by the board to the local civic body, NMC (Nasik Municipal Corporation) to create a provisional pond for immersion of idols.
The estimated population of the city in 2015 probably will be of 18 lakh. On the other hand 40 lakh pilgrims are expected to visit the city in the period of Kumbh Mela. The water supply department of the Nasik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has planned a budget of Rs 152 crore to convene the city's water requirements throughout the next Kumbh Mela scheduled in 2015.