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Tekdi Cleanup – BMCC and Fergusson College

The cleanup drive on 11th January 2015 was extremely well attended, thanks to Prof Vijay Chavan of BMCC. He had taken the lead in fixing the date and getting the BMCC NCC students as well as NSS students out for the cleanup. We had contacted Fergusson College NSS students who joined in as well as a group of youngsters calling themselves the Indian youth Brigade, the employees of HDFC bank in Model Colony and of course...

DGPS team with the dog van

Solutions for Stray Dogs

It’s been exactly three years since DGPS members took up the problem of stray dogs in the area. We researched the problem and understood from the WHO that the only way to control the population of stray dogs in a country like ours was through an effective sterilisation-adoption-vaccination programme. Contrary to public perception, the stray dog problem has not been created by dog lovers/animal activists. In developing countries like India, the stray population has proliferated without check due to two...

Letters to CM Shri Fadnavis on Corridor 2

Severe concerns raised in the past few years on the Vanaz-Ramwadi route or Corridor 2 of the Pune Metro led the Chief Minister Shri Fadnavis to constitute a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Girish Bapat to revisit the DMRC proposal. The Committe has to deliver its decision by the 7th of April 2015 and has held two meetings so far in March.  In earlier posts, we had  highlighted the impact of the Metro on our...

Trash collected in BMCC premises and hills around

Tekdi Cleanup 11th January 2015

Following our work on the tekdi behind Fergusson College in May 2014 (see earlier post Cleaning the Hills around Prabhaag 36) we have persistently followed up with the college authorities to fit the drive within the college schedule. BMCC Professor Chavan responded enthusiastically and after the Diwali holiday, the BMCC NSS group joined the FC Road Cleanup Drive on 20th December and fixed 11th January 2015 Sunday as the cleanup on the tekdi. The Directors of IMDR...

Cleaning the hills around Prabhaag 36 Part II

As residents of Prabhaag 36, DGPS members are extremely conscious of the value of the hills that surrounds our neighbourhood. Over the past three years we have conducted several cleanup drives, see earlier post on this. We have also been fighting to preserve the forest land as it is. On 6th December we conducted one more drive around the Vetal Mandir area and collected around a dozen bags of trash. The groups who come to Vetal...