Joint Committee report on disposal of waste in river Sabarmati through storm rain water drain (Naroda to Hansol), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 22/04/2022

  • 22/04/2022

Joint Committee report with respect to compliance of the National Green Tribunal order in Original Application 399/2021 in the matter of Ashvinbhai Dayabhai Patel & Others Vs State of Gujarat.

The matter related to water pollution in river Sabarmati. The complaint was regarding dumping of dead animals, human excretions and industrial chemical waste as well as biomedical waste sewage water in river Sabarmati through storm rain water drain (Naroda to Hansol).

The field observations and information provided by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and sample analysis results shows that the storm water drain in Naroda-Hansol area carries untreated sewage and intermittently industrial effluent is also discharged.

"It is understood that presently AMC does not have infrastructure to manage the excess sewage generated in the northern part of Ahmedabad city and therefore plugging/sealing of any one outlet in SWD results in diversion of wastewater flow to another outlet which ultimately discharge into river Sabarmati," the report, April 22, 2022 said.