Bandra - State environment minister Ramdas Kadam, on Tuesday, directed the concerned departments and authorities to immediately remove illegal encroachments from the Mithi river area and rehabilitate the legal residents as well as measures to stop sewage water being released in this river. A review meeting was organised in the Mantralaya to discuss various issues concerning pollution in Mithi and other rivers in Mumbai. Principal secretary of environment department, Satish Gavai, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta, and other concerned officers were present in the meeting. The encroachment removal work has been assigned to the MMRDA while the BMC demolishes such illegal constructions in the radius of 11 kms in the city. Kadam directed the concerned to immediately complete their works and submit a report on silt removal on completion of the work. Kadam also directed the officials to draw a plan to stop release of sewage water in Mithi and other rivers.