Volume 7 Number 12 (Dec. 2016)
IJESD 2016 Vol.7(12): 933-939 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2016.7.12.907

Impact of Industrial Estates on Water Resources

Richa Maheshwari
Abstract—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, Ahmedabad.
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.

Index Terms—Industrial estates, water pollution, Sabarmati river, kharicut canal.

Richa Maheshwari is with Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, India (e-mail: richapm277@gmail.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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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