Mithi River Development and Protection Authority
Mithi River runs through the City of Mumbai and carries overflow discharges of Powai and Vihar lakes. The Mithi River runs through densely populated areas and industrial areas in the City of Mumbai and finally meets the Arabian Sea at Mahim Creek, travelling a total length of about 18 km and with a catchment area of 7,295 ha. The river is a natural drainage channel that carries excess water during monsoons. In the recent, the river has experienced flooding in 2005.
UDD-GOM vide GR dated 19th August, 2005, constituted a independent authority called Mithi River Development and Protection Authority (MRDPA). The Authority is chaired by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra. To implement the policies of MRDPA an Empowered Committee is constituted under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary.
Functions of MRDPA -
- To approve the Mithi River Development Plan
- To approve various projects for implementation of the Mithi River Development Plan
- To rehabilitate the PAP's affected by implementation of the project
- To identify implementing agencies for implementation of tasks decided in the Mithi River Development Plan
- To co-ordinate between roles of Govt. / Semi Govt. /Other agencies for implementation of the Development Plan
- To review the implementation by the concerned agencies and direct the respective agencies for effective implementation of Mithi River Development Plan
MMRDA and Municipal Corporation for Greater Mumbai (MCGM) are the government agencies mandated to improve and monitor the progress of the Mithi River Works.