190 Govt Offices With Illegal Sewage Connections Release Waste Into The River

Surat: River Tapi stinks because of release of untreated sewage water into it by many government and other offices. Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) had found Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), income tax department, government circuit house and police among those responsible for releasing sewage waters directly into Tapi.

Underground Water In Well Depleting Fast

Surat:If Manjuben Chaudhary of Dinbari village does not wake up at 3.30 am, she will have to walk at least five km in scorching sun to fetch water. She has to reach the village well by 4 am sharp or else her turn to fill water would come after four hours.
Reeling under severe scarcity, this tribal hamlet in Valsad’s Kaprada taluka has been forced to chalk out a timetable for villagers to fill water from the well, the only source of potable water for its 2,000 villagers. Residents of all faliyas (lanes) have been given fixed time to fetch water from the well.

Surat: Pristine beaches of Umargam and Nargol are raising a stink once again. Oil slick, which coagulated as black balls, has once again hit the coast, leaving fisher folk jittery.

The beaches affected in the past four days include Nargol, Tadgam, Maroli, Saronda, Umargam and Daman. “The slick has kept us away from the beach. This will be equally hazardous for us and the marine life,” said Jitu Tandel, a fisherman of Nargol village. The presence of oil particles has also pushed fish into deep waters. “Now we will have to go into deep sea to find fish, which is possible only for fishermen who have bigger vessels,” he said.