Extensive erosion of high tidal mudflat along the northern parts of Gulf of Khambhat (GoK) was observed from the analysis of time series satellite images during the time period from March 2014 to September 2017. Around 28.66 sq. km area of high tidal mudflat eroded within this time period.

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Heavy metals are found naturally in micro quantities in all aquatic systems. In fact, some of them are essential micronutrients for living organisms. However, they became highly toxic to the organisms when present in higher concentrations. These metal concentrations have been altered in the ecosystem by indiscriminate anthropogenic activities and dispersed into the water as well as sediment column . The metal contaminants in aquatic systems usually remain either in soluble or suspension form and are taken up by the organisms living in them.

Salt marsh areas are recognized as important natural sinks for metals. Bhal region one selected for this investigation can be classified as a 15
km wide coastal wetland comprising of marshy areas towards the Gulf and of either freshwater-salt marsh or freshwater bodies in landward
margin of 10 km, which remains flooded during monsoon. Hence in this study attempts were made to evaluate the levels of heavy metals
viz., Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Ni and Cd of habitats located at such interesting ecoregion. 54 soil samples collected from 18 twin belt transects

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on inter linking of rivers, 04/08/2014.

The report on `Status of Ground Water Quality in Coastal Aquifers of India’ is the outcome of an attempt at compilation and synthesis of available scientific data on the ground water quality in the coastal aquifers of India, generated through years of scientific studies carried out by Central Ground Water Board and many other Central and State A

A confidential report by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) expressed concerns about possible calamities due to the proximity of the proposed Kalpsar dam and the Mithivirdi Nuclear Power Project

New Delhi: The film grabbed one’s attention. It showed a billboard spouting water out of thin air. It seemed just the answer to the drought in India’s western regions.

Gandhinagar: In a systematic blow to high accolades Gujarat received from the Centre over the “net increase in the mangrove cover”, reports from Jambusar in Bharuch in south Gujarat suggest that things may now be moving in the opposite direction. The reports point to the coastal areas in Gulf of Khambhat where the Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC) and NGOs jointly developed dense mangroves plantations.

The government has received a complaint from a civil society activist, who happens to be a member of the state-sponsored Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority, that heavy mangroves plantation is in the danger of being wiped out.

The Kalpasar dam project, envisaged more than a decade ago to resolve the water woes in Saurashtra and Kutch region in Gujarat, is yet to take off, official sources said.

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on Friday announced the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011, as part of which the no development zone has been reduced from 200 metre from the high-tide line to 100 metres to meet increased demands of housing of fishing and other traditional coastal communities.