VIDEO Dead Sabarmati river because of industrial effluent and sewage

Ahmedabad, 29 June 2020

Sabarmati River in the Ahmedabad city, along the entire River, is dry and within the Riverfront Project stretch, it is brimming with stagnant water. In the last 120 kilometres, before meeting the Arabian Sea, it is “dead” and comprises of just industrial effluent and sewage.
Our today’s Video (29.06.2020, 2.16 pm) at Sabarmati Vishala Bridge, Gyaspur clearly reveal the disastrous condition of the Sabarmati River in and around Ahmedabad District and about 120 kilometres downstream.
The Sabarmati Riverfront has merely become a pool of polluted stagnant water while the river, downstream of the riverfront, has been reduced to a channel carrying effluents from industries from Naroda, Odhav, Vatva, Narol, and sewerage from Ahmedabad city. The drought like condition of the Sabarmati River, intensified by the Riverfront Development, has resulted in poor groundwater recharge and increased dependency on the already ailing Narmada River. The investigation raises fundamental questions against both, the polluting industries that discharge their untreated effluents into the Sabarmati River, and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation that discharges their poorly treated and untreated sewerage into the Sabarmati River.
Actually, we should not allow at all any discharge of even so-called treated effluent and sewerage into the river stretch where river is dry. This amounts to murdering the River and it is a criminal offence on the part of the concerned industries, authorities, Government of Gujarat, and State of Gujarat.

Rohit Prajapati