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Ahmedabad’s Impact on the Sabarmati River

The Sabarmati river water quality, upstream and downstream of Ahmedabad, is analysed to assess the impact of the city on the river water quality using monthly data from April 2011 to March 2017. The quality of river water when it enters the city is in keeping with prescribed norms, but the river is “dead” downstream. The impacts of water pollution caused by the city are borne by residents in the peri-urban areas.

Will the 2018 NGT Order Lead to Improvement in River Water Quality?

On 20 September 2018, the National Green Tribunal ordered all states and union territories to prepare action plans within the next two months for restoring the quality of polluted river stretches to at least “bathing standards” within six months of the finalisation of the plans. However, making of the action plans alone is not likely to lead to an improvement in the river water quality.
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