—Last few decades have seen a boom in the
industrial sector in India. This industrialization helped people in
getting employment but we cannot underscore the pollution
these industries are generating on our so called “healthy”
environment. This pollution has impacted our prime natural
resources like Air, Water and Land and thus has resulted in the
obvious deterioration of our flora, fauna and human health. In
the following paper, I have taken an industrial estate complex
comprising of three industrial estates; Naroda, Odhav and
Vatva, situated in one of the most polluted cities of Gujarat,
The study provides an understanding of the chronology of
events that took place since 1960 till 2014 within and around the
three estates, assessing and evaluating the quality of water
resources impacted by these industrial estates and identifying
the environmental and socio-economic impacts of these
industrial estates on water resources. The paper ends by
providing some alternative/ supplementary solution in order to
enhance the quality of wastewater.
—Industrial estates, water pollution, Sabarmati
river, kharicut canal.
Richa Maheshwari is with Centre for Environmental Planning and
Technology, India (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Richa Maheshwari, "Impact of Industrial Estates on Water Resources," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 933-939, 2016.