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Amlakhadi River

Location:
Gujarat, India
Region:
South Asia,
Pollutants:
Heavy Metals, Dye Industry, Chemicals
Source:
General Industry
Transmission:
water, soil
Potentially affected people:
100,000

The problem

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.

Health Impact

Nausea, skin rashes, burning sensation, digestive tract problems and respiratory tract problems are common ailments reported by people living near the river.

Current Activity

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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