Unchecked littering has cost us our rivers and this is particularly true about Sabarmati which today has more garbage than water downstream in the city.

High Pollutant Levels In Discharge Of Several CETPs

Ahmedabad: Three Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) estates — those in Vatva, Odhav and Naroda — and the industry cluster in Kathwada are under the scanner for polluting river Sabarmati. The state industries department is now desperately seeking some accountability from the common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in treating industrial effluents. The department found from data with the Gujarat Pollution Control Board that, in the last four years, discharge norms set by the central pollution control board were not met. This has become a matter of concern for the state government.

Road 'minorities'- bicyclists, pedestrians and the disabled-are, sadly, a neglected lot on the city's BRTS stretch today.

Ahmedabad: Plastic objects, from the everyday bag to large containers, are infamous for their immortality.

On World Population Day, Numbers Paint Grim Picture

It sounds like an old wives’ tale. Number of births had peaked during the two winter months of October and November in the year 2012, according to an annual statistical analysis of live births across Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara by the state health and family welfare department.

10% Lower Requirements For Buildings Beside BRTS, Metro Routes

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (Auda) has relaxed parking requirements for commercial buildings along transit corridors of the city by 10%. Principally, these are along the BRTS and metro corridors. Auda claims that it would boost the commercial and corporate offices coming up along the corridors. Developers along the corridor also get the maximum permissible FSI — 4.

AHMEDABAD: The rate at which the swine flu virus has been engulfing a restricted number of districts in Saurashtra has been worrying state health department.

AHMEDABAD: The H1N1 virus's new avatar has just got deadlier than its initial version in 2009.

But Has It Worked Out The Future Economics?

Ahmedabad: There is a dazzling field of mirrors that you can find near the vast saltpans of the Little Rann. It is like a sparkling oasis in the desert — much like a gleaming silver screen covering the vast desolate white sand around. This is Charanka village in Patan, where over 2,965 acres, rows of photovoltaic cells or solar panels have been laid out to harness the sun. They are generating 214 MW of electricity every day—more than China’s 200 MW Golmund Solar park.

Pak Invitation For University