Need for eco-friendly ways to remove water hyacinth

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is trying to explore the use of bio-treatment technology to prevent the growth of water hyacinth in the Pavana, Mula and Indrayani rivers. Earlier, the civic body had appointed private contractors to remove hyacinth, which obstructs flow of water and also causes health problems.
The civic body is trying to use environment-friendly measures as they have been successfully used in other parts of the country, such as in the famous Dal lake in Srinagar.
Every year, aquatic life is affected due to rampant growth of water hyacinth. Residents along the banks of these rivers have to suffer from mosquito menace. There should be no delay in the work of removal of water hyacinth.

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