The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has approved a proposal to release
र5 crore for installing water filtration units in villages along the banks of the Bhima River. Over 125 villages along the banks of the Bhima River in Shirur, Daund and Haveli talukas have been receiving polluted water due to the release of untreated effluents in the river by the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporations. The Mula and the Mutha rivers in Pune, and the Pavana and the Indrayani rivers in Pimpri Chinchwad join the Bhima River. Release of untreated effluents from the four rivers has resulted in pollution of the Bhima. Around 14 municipal councils are also responsible for releasing untreated effluents in the four rivers.