Kharghar residents are seeing red over the mistreatment of their green space and are taking steps to ensure the authorities are pulled up over it. Several of them recently got together with Abhivyakti group, which takes up environmental issues, and complained to the Wetland Grievance Redressal Committee against the City Industrial and Development Corporation (CIDCO) for "deliberately ignoring" the wetland in the area. The residents have also submitted a complaint letter to the Kharghar police, requesting that action be taken against miscreants dirtying the pond and the surrounding area.
Every week, citizens of Hyde Park, in Sector 35, have been going out of their way to protect the pond and clean it up, but their efforts have been going down the drain as dumping of waste in the waterbody has been going on unabated, even as CIDCO turns a blind eye to it. After repeated complaints and follow-ups, CIDCO authorities put up a large signboard at the edge of the pond, but it hasn't had any impact in deterring people from destroying it.