Patna: Environmentally Unsustainable

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Venue for Environment Forum: A N College, Magadh University, Boring Road Patna

Venue for Competition: College of Arts and Crafts, Patna University

For registration and participation information contact:

R K Pandey, SAAKAR Foundation
Kankarbagh, Patna 800020
M: 9973073774, P: 91 612 2903612
E: rajnishsaakar@gmail.com; Saakarfoundation@hotmail.com

Divya Bhardwaj / Avinash Ujjawal
M: 95822 54618; 95822 54612
E: divya@cmsindia.org; avinash@cmsindia.org

For registration and participation information contact:

R K Pandey, SAAKAR Foundation
Kankarbagh, Patna 800020
M: 9973073774, P: 91 612 2903612
E: rajnishsaakar@gmail.com; Saakarfoundation@hotmail.com

Divya Bhardwaj / Avinash Ujjawal
M: 95822 54618; 95822 54612
E: divya@cmsindia.org; avinash@cmsindia.org
""/ The state government annually faces the challenge posed to the city’s infrastructure with torrential rains. Many areas of the city remain water logged for months. Malaria, jaundice and kala azar are rampant during this period. Yet despite excessive water, the city is often gripped by water shortages. Contamination of water with the coliform content in Ganga water in Patna adds to water woes. A study by the Environment Biology Laboratory, Patna University, has revealed the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticide residues in high quantities in the river. It is also well known that the city’s three effluent treatment plants at Saidpur, Pahari and Beur do not function often. There is a high level of threat from arsenic in the groundwater of many areas. A major source of worry is the rapid depletion of biodiversity in the city and its surrounding areas: many aquatic life forms, trees, crops (makhana, for instance) and insects (honey bees) and birds (house sparrows) are turning extinct. ""/ Patna, a city with a rich history, is rapidly losing its historical moorings and green benefits.

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