How did the collector, who said ‘progress is not at the cost of nature’ ?
Dilip Patel, Gandhinagar, 13 August 2022
Kheda District Collector K. L Bachani gave the slogan ‘no progress at the cost of nature’. The Collector expressed concern over only 11% forest area of Gujarat. The residents of Kheda were thanked for the co-existence of crocodiles and cranes in Kheda district. Slogans like “One child one tree”, “Hara Gujarat clean Gujarat” have been given.
Under the Social Forestry Scheme, an assistance of Rs 43,96,060 and a check of Rs 8,62,586 was given for the village model.
“75 Namo Vans” have been prepared in the state by the Forest Department. 4-Namo forests have been prepared in Kheda district. 75 wooden saplings have been planted in the forest of Namo Vad. In which Kathalal’s Porda, Galteshwar’s Galteshwar Temple Sarnal, Thasra’s Dakor Temple and Namovad Van at Sansoli, Mahmedabad will be inaugurated.
In Kheda district, farmers will plant 59.58 lakh saplings and an area of 951,00 hectares. Trees will be provided free of cost by Van Mahotsav Vriksharath to be held in 200 villages.
Few questions to Kheda District Collector
On August 1, 2022, chemicals were poured into the 66 km long Shedhi canal from Vanakbori. From this canal, drinking water is supplied to Ahmedabad through the Ruska canal. The plant, including 22 water distribution pumps in Ahmedabad, had to be shut down. There was a complaint of giving black water in Ahmedabad from 26 July 2022. The lives of the people of East Ahmedabad were in danger. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
Air pollution is reducing people’s lives by 10 years. In which life was in danger due to this black water. Pollution kills more people than terrorism, HIV. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
A scrap plant will be set up at Kheda, a vehicle scrapping plant with a capacity to scrap 50,000 two-wheelers and 15,000 four-wheelers annually. Whose oil pollution will be huge. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
The stretch from Vasna to the beach of Khambhat has become heavily polluted. The Gujarat High Court has earlier challenged the disclosure of the names of the owners and their families of the units polluting the Sabarmati river. Names revealed or not. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
People have repeatedly complained about pollution at Kapadwanj railway station. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
In Kapadwanj Municipality, 15 thousand citizens are facing the problem of pollution, agricultural crops have suffered heavy losses. The problems of 2500 children have increased. People made representations, What did Collector K. l Bachani?
Air pollution invites many diseases. 112 in Ahmedabad, 138 in Kheda. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
The 27 km stretch of Shedhi river from Dhamod village to Kheda is highly polluted. The Union Environment Minister has declared the 11 km stretch from Mahi river Sevlia to Bahadurpur as highly polluted. Who is responsible for it. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
Citizens have repeatedly expressed their displeasure over the release of polluted water from canals in Nayak Navgam area of Kheda taluk. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
Thousands of farmers of Kheda have suffered extensive crop damage due to release of polluted water into Khariquat canal by industrial units of Ahmedabad. Thousands of hectares of their land has been destroyed. The Navagam area is known for the production of Mablakh variety of paddy. Meanwhile the gates of Kharikhat canal have deteriorated and the farmers are in trouble due to release of polluted water from the canal. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
Tankers dumped 15,000 liters of foul-smelling flammable chemicals into Kharikat canal on Radhu-Nayak road in Kheda. Many have been caught. Pollution is spreading in the rivers, lakes and canals flowing in Kheda district. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
People are breathing bad air in North Kheda. 20 lakh people are affected. There is a situation where you have to bring face mask, air purifier. The equivalent of smoking 3+ cigarettes. People with heart or lung disease, the elderly, children should avoid going out. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
Chemical factories running on the Kheda-Ahmedabad highway pollute the water. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
People are repeatedly protesting against the chemical waste disposal company in Nagra village of Matar taluka. The process of destruction of chemical waste spreads pollution to the surrounding villages. Demand to close the plant, What did Collector K. l Bachani?
Creative Carbon has sought permission from Carbon Company to manufacture 4500 tonnes per month of synthetic chemicals at Kanera. Gave you this company is a heavy polluter. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
The Supreme Court has rejected the petition of industrial units in the matter of pollution in the Sabarmati river. What did Collector K. l Bachani?
The Supreme Court has repeatedly said that pollution cannot be allowed. What did the collector do? What did Collector K. l Bachani?
Rice, grains and vegetables cooked from polluted water in fields across Ahmedabad. who is responsible? What did Collector K. l Bachani?