Indrayani River : Toxic Foam
The recent reappearance of toxic foam on the Indrayani river once again raised concerns about pollution here.
- Indrayani River is a tributary of the Bhima River, which again is a tributary of the Krishna River.
- It originates in Kurvande village near Lonavla, a hill station in the Sahyadri mountains of Maharashtra.
- It flows east from there to meet the Bhima River.
- It follows a course mostly north of the city of Pune.
- The river has great religious importance, and the two sacred towns of Alandi and Dehu are situated on its banks.
- Dehu is known to be a sacred place for being the hometown of the poet Saint Tukaram, who was a popular saint of Maharashtra, and Alandi holds the samadhi of the poet Dnyaneshwar.
- Valvan Dam at Kamshet, situated on the Indrayani River, is a hydroelectric generating station.