Length of Ramnadi – 19.20 km
Originates from altitude – 950 meters
Catchment area – 50.95 sq kms
Ramnadi originates near Khatapewadi at Jaraseshwar temple and flows through Bhukum, Bhugaon,Bavdhan, Pashan, Aundh & Baner. In a map of 1890 of the Bavdhan area, Ramnadi is referred as river with an original width of 48 mts.
About Ramnadi Restoration Mission
As India struggles with the water crisis – extreme draughts or extreme floods every year, we have failed to take care of our rivers. Flawed models of governance and careless urban lifestyles have had a disastrous impact on India’s water resources. The River is our most visible source of Water and unfortunately the most neglected too.
Pune’s main rivers, the Mula and Mutha have several smaller tributaries. These form a part of the Upper Bhima Basin. One such small river is the Ramnadi, which originates to the South-West of Pune city and joins the Mula within city limits. Unfortunately, the river is bunded in several places and fragmented because of human interventions. Kirloskar Vasundhara and other 12 organizations came together to create this Mission of restoration of Ramnadi. Mission’s Aim is to restore the Ramnadi, nearest to its former state of continuous pure flow and to bring back the glory of this small and once beautiful river.
The “Ramnadi Restoration Program” is dedicated to improving the condition of Ramnadi. We wish to do this through a collaborative implementation that reforms ‘OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH WATER’. We intend to enhance and integrate existing and ongoing River Basin Reform Initiatives in the Ramnadi River Basin.