Ahmedabad: Requiem for River Sabarmati

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CEPT University is a leading institution offering Bachelors and Masters programmes in the areas of developed and natural environment for the human society and related disciplines. CEPT University aspires not only to train competent technocrats but also in increasing student’s sensitivity to the emotional, spiritual and aesthetic dimensions. The Faculty of Environment & Climate Change Studies (FECCS) was established in 2010 to strengthen the multi-disciplinary expertise among professionals to address the emerging environmental and societal concerns. The Faculty offers a Masters and a Post Graduate Diploma in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Research and capacity building activities are also being taken up under the Climate Change Adaptation Resource Centre established in the aegis of the Faculty.

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98999 79165
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Ahmedabad is synonymous with the Sabarmati that originates in the Aravallis and splits the city in two. Its three sub basins – Dhari, Watrak and the Hatmati – supply water to the city’s population of 5.5 million. Recent studies show people in Asamali, Bakrol, Chrihasar and Fatehpura who depend on the river’s water and that of Mahi to irrigate their fields suffer chronic health and environmental fall outs. Farmers say the fruit bearing capacity of their orchards are falling, crop yields (wheat and paddy) are declining due to falling groundwater levels, their livestock are dying and they are suffering from severe respiratory and stomach ailments. The primary polluters are the industrial estates concentrated in Odhav, Naroda and Vatva (textile processing units, foundries, thermal power plants, coal and ash yards, dye and chemical industries and metal and brick kilns). Another problem affecting those living on the river banks is that of flooding. The 7,000 slum dwellers are constantly plagued by their homes being washed away by 3 lakh cusec of water that flows with alarming force. Success of the city’s recovery is slim even as the Sabarmati River Front Development Corporation fights on.

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