A public consultation was held on 7 June 2022 at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hall, Ahmedabad for upgradation of 375 MLD STP and all other infrastructure constructed by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
The officers and commissioners, including the Mayor of Ahmedabad, listened to the people in the presence of high officials.
The event was a public dialogue but a reception was organized jointly by officials and politicians. Which, made the video an overnight sensation.
The office bearers honored the office bearers.
Giving many information, environmentalist Mahesh Pandya said, The High Court filed a major petition on the Sabarmati Pollution issue, revealing several issues.
Sewage connections are provided in the Sarsadi water storm water line. Due to which the city gets devastated even in an inch of rain in monsoon. People and societies have taken money from sewer connections. BU Permission has also been obtained.
The matter came to the fore in the investigation of the Rachel Task Force of the High Court. The people who cut the connections of the society came to know that the municipality has cheated them.
The task force is still working. To build a new sewage water treatment plant worth Rs 500 crore even before the report is ready
The capacity of 14 STPs in Ahmedabad is 1245 MLD Million Liters per day.
Most STPs do not work properly
Hearing took place. Consultation took place for such a big project but hardly 100 people attended. Most of them were employees of the corporation.
There was only a small advertisement in the press based on how people would come. There was actually a lot of hype to be had.
But the officials have come to hide their greenery.
The environmental and social impacts on physical, biological and socio-economic factors are evident in each component of such an environment.
The treated sewage water is released from the Sabarmati and Fatehwadi canals. In the case of Sabarmati, the low-lying villages on the banks of the river up to Vautha and the command area of the Fatehwadi Irrigation Scheme are affected.
There is a large area of influence for water quality impacts.
For drainage, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has constructed 9 sewage treatment plants, 45 sewage pumping stations, storm water pumping stations and 2500 km. Long sewer line.
Drainage, storm water drainage network is being laid in the newly added area.
rainwater and drainage trunk
All 9 existing STPs of the Corporation – Recycle sewage to purify water.
The 14 STPs including Ahmedabad and the corporation’s industries have a total capacity of 1245 MLD Million Liters per day.
Most STPs do not work properly
Whose water can be reused in industry, agriculture and lakes, rivers.
60 MLD TTP for Narol Industries at a cost of Rs 80.15 crore
Vasna’s old sewage treatment plant has failed. Therefore, to build a new STP of 375 MLD, the old one has to be demolished. A public hearing on environmental impact was held in Ahmedabad. The existing vessel has an STP plant of 126 MLD.
Upgradation of related infrastructure including existing three terminal sewage pump stations at Vasna.
Complete arrangement of waste water treatment will be done for the population of 14.53 lakh people of Western Zone 2 of the city. 338 mld sewage water.
Three TSPS transport 60 MLD to Jal Vihar in Vasna, 48 NLD in Vasna, 35 MLD in Vasna and four STPs at Vasna to 126 MLD. Where water is purified to remove its pollution.
The downstream villages to the south of Ahmedabad have been studied on both sides of the Sabarmati stream.
Ahmedabad is the 7th largest city in India with a population of 5.5 million in 2011, whose AMC is projected to be 110 crore by 2021.
As of 2006, the municipal corporation’s 192 square kilometer area had 95% sewerage.
An area of 258 km was added in 2006. New which has an area of 134 sq km is the New West Zone. Where out of 134 sq km, there was a drain in 40 sq km area.
Whereas the new East Zone area spread over an area of 32 square kilometers did not have sewerage. The population of the region will increase from 24 lakh to 33 lakh by 2025.
East to Ahmedabad
Sewerage Network – 233 km Length – Concrete Pipe
Terminal Sewage Pumping Station in Vinzol – 102 MLD Capacity
Sewage Treatment Plant in Vinzol – 70 MLD Capacity
West to Ahmedabad
Sewerage network – 467 km Length – Concrete pipe
Intermediate Pumping Stations at Bhat and Chandkheda
Terminal Sewage Pumping Station in Vasna – 285 MLD Capacity
Sewage Treatment Plant in Vasna – 240 MLD Capacity
After treating the sewage water, the NGT decides how many elements should be in the water. Most of which have been approved by the Central Government.
pH 5.5-9. until
TN should be 10. But the city of Ahmedabad does not comply with those standards at the existing plant and the river below the Vasna is highly polluted.
air and smell
The STP is expected to be in the vicinity of the site, and hence an impact zone of 5 km around the site is considered as an impact zone, considering the accumulated impacts due to the nearby Gaspur Metro Station. There is a metro depot next to it.
A monitoring plan was prepared for the environmental and social dimensions.
When an environmental and social audit for the STP was carried out in August 2021, a team of consultants visited the STP sites for a physical audit of the STP. Collected data available at STP
were done. Water quality in the post-monsoon season
Preliminary monitoring of environmental parameters such as wind, water, noise, soil and biodiversity were carried out.
Data on STP operations, Sabarmati river, Fatehwadi canal, impact on downstream users and information on farmers’ queries, problems and concerns were also collected.
But in reality these details needed to be put to the public in advance. do not put.
What is the effect of 126 MLD STP
The organic purified water is transported to pre-ventilation tanks. A clarifluculator is given.
Pre-aerated with alum is added to the flash mixer. The gas is collected. The sludge is dried to dry the sludge. There is no disinfection. After this the sewage water is discharged into the Sabarmati river.
Thousands of hectares of land was left in the Fatehwadi canal for cultivation, vegetables and paddy. However, the farmers protested due to the contamination of the treated water. Therefore, the supply of sewerage water in the Fatehwadi canal will have to be stopped for the time being.
The average height of the city of Ahmedabad is about 48 meters so the water comes in luster from the natural slope.
The main reservoir inside the city of Ahmedabad is the Sabarmati river.
Vasna and Pirana are on the southern bank of the river.
From 1976 to 2017 the city of Ahmedabad has increased by 157 square kilometers. Due to which there has been a decline in agriculture, open space, lakes, trees in 4 decades.
Ecology and Biodiversity
Sewage water above UEN 48 MLD remains untreated and is discharged directly into the Sabarmati River.
About 20 MLD of water is left untreated.
At present there is a 1600 meter diameter gutter.
There is silence on how much water of Narmada is released into the riverfront.
There is another bypass of the Fatehwadi Canal, which drains the agricultural areas below the city. Agriculture is being wasted.
Tata Consultancy says that birds, fauna and flora will not be affected.
The pH of the soil varies from 7.8 to 8.96 which is alkaline in nature.
The soil is rich in heavy metals like chromium, cadmium, manganese, lead, zinc.
So far, the task force has disconnected around 400 such connections and the units have only been asked to resume operations.
It is also important to provide for half-decade monitoring of heavy metals in vegetables grown in soils irrigated with wastewater.
The people of Ahmedabad, the financial capital of Gujarat and the awakened city, are pouring 12.50 crore liters of dirty water into the Sabarmati river every day.
The Gulf of Khambhat is polluted and the land of 24 villages from Ahmedabad to Khambhat is polluted.
The amount of BOD is 2.6 and that of COD is 23.
When Sabarmati water passes from Hansol to Ahmedabad city and reaches Miroli village, BOD increases from 2.6 to 47.05 and COD content increases from 23 to 170, i.e. BOD increases by 19 times and COD content by 7.5 times increase.
Sabarmati River Hansol Bridge Water color is light blue, the quality of water reaching Miroli village and Vautha becomes C grade and turns green in colour.
27 kms from Naroda to Sabarmati. A long mega pipeline has been laid by AMC. Used not only for industrial flux but also for many home connections.
Every day 125 MLD i.e. 12.5 crore liters of untreated water is polluted.
The river below Ahmedabad has been turned into hell by BJP leaders as the BJP is in power in Ahmedabad since 1987.
28 types of visual diseases
Contains high amounts of copper, lead and iron. The use of water mixed with these toxic chemicals can cause damage to the heart, lungs, skin, headache, joint pain, memory loss, stomach disorders, liver and kidney. Such water can be very harmful for young children and pregnant women. Thus there are 28 types of visual diseases.
The 27 km long mega pipeline from Naroda to Sabarmati in Ahmedabad was meant not only for industrial waste but also for domestic use sewer connections provided by Ampa.
Every day 30 lakh liters of water is released from Naroda, 15 lakh liters from Odhav, 200 lakh liters from Vatva and 1250 lakh liters from Narol.
GPCB and give lakhs of rupees as bribe to politicians.
Metals like gold and silver have started turning black due to poisonous gases. Cow and buffalo die by drinking water.
The smell of chemical-rich water has been there for more than 25 years, the entire village has been contacted by the government, but no government official is ready to handle it.
Humans get skin diseases. Cattle drink water, they die of any disease. The effect of chemical water is also found in the milk of cattle. The cattle of Sahaj Rasikpura village have lost their lives. There was a serious problem of farming with chemical-rich water in Baikrol village. Chemical water has to be used in the cultivation of wheat, paddy and vegetables. Eating grain grown in the field with chemical-rich water can affect people’s health. The smell of chemicals comes from the water of Vanjar, Kamod, Miroli, village. Chemical water is released from Vatva, Narol GIDC.
In Navgam village, not water but chemical is released regularly.
The water of the villages along the river is not potable
Drinking water causes waterborne and skin and bone diseases. The smell is dark black. Vasmo skin disease causes itching, boils and other skin diseases. Cultivate vegetables. caused by polluted water
And the whole of Ahmedabad eats that vegetable. Such vegetables are prone to cancer.
Along with stones, waterborne jaundice, jaundice, typhoid, skin diseases are also increasing. The amount of TDS was found to be high.
1010 in Pisawada of Dholka Taluka, 2500 in Virdi, 1620 in Roopgarh, 2200 in Virpur, 2000 in Transd, 2300 in Khatripur, 1500 in Ambareli, 1560 in Bhetwara, 1860 in Nesada, 1840 in Shekhadi, 2600 in Seemaj, 2600 in Raipur . Water with a concentration of 700 to 800 TDS is considered potable. And for drinking water up to 1500 TDS can be run.