Ram Nadi Restoration Mission

About Ramnadi

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.

Action Plan

  • Create awareness and knowledge sharing programs
  • Involve all stakeholders in the river basin – civil society, NGOs, Corporates and Government.
  • Undertake Ramnadi Parikrama for different groups.
  • Undertake river cleaning programs (volunteers + PMC) and make the river free of different wastes and sewage (PMC).
  • Involvement of schools, colleges and civil society at large, in the cleaning programs for sustainability.
  • Create awareness & water literacy among the residents in the river basin.
  • Conduct bi-monthly survey of the river & its basin.
  • Mapping of mythological, cultural, natural, and historical elements of the river.
  • Publish & monitor health-card of Ramnadi.
  • Conduct awareness sessions on managing domestic waste and sewage.
  • Foster organic farming in the river stretches.
  • Connect consumers with natural and organic farmers.
  • Connect residents with the river.
  • Restore river banks, flows, remove obstructions.
  • Identify and protect ecologically important areas (EIA) & habitats.
  • Identify and address interventions which impede the river.
  • Soil Moisture Conservation (SMC) & rejuvenation in the river basin.
  • Control Invasive Alien Species (IAS) of flora and fauna in the river basin.
  • Undertake native trees plantations & improve green cover.
  • Address recharge and discharge zones of groundwater.
  • Quantitative and qualitative measurements– Dissolved Oxygen, Ecological indicators, Water parameters, Soil parameters etc.

Founders

Ramnadi Photo Walk Competition

KVIFF 2020
KVIFF 2020
KVIFF 2020
KVIFF 2020