Heavy Metals, Dye Industry, Chemicals
Potentially affected people:
The Amlakhadi River is a tributary of the Narmada River. The Bharuch Enviro Aqua Infrastructure Ltd. (BEAIL) collects waste from three Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) industrial estates: Ankleshwar GIDC, Jhagadia GIDC and Panoli GIDC and discharges it into the Amlakhadi, which flows for about ten kilometers before converging with the Narmada.
Nausea, skin rashes, burning sensation, digestive tract problems and respiratory tract problems are common ailments reported by people living near the river.
Blacksmith viisted this site on May 25 2005. The Gujarat Stakeholder Group, funded by Blacksmith, is working on a project proposal to conduct remediation here.
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