Surat—situated on the banks of River Tapi, with close proximity to Arabian
a sensitive ecosystem. Industrial growth, and high population growth and density
pressure on the ecosystem of Surat. Implementation of environmental policies
CRZ and enforcement of laws in industrial areas are the two major sectors,
to be attended. More green spaces must be developed and maintained. River Tapi
depleting by rapid siltation and development along both sides of the river. To
damages, options like river dredging should be implemented. The environmental
should be active and efficient in monitoring air pollution and water pollution,
supply to the city is dependent on River Tapi.
• Pollution, especially of water and air
• Coastal environment and salinity issues
for Phase II
What are the environmental policies playing a major role in Surat?
What measures can we take for better implementation of environmental law and
How can education play a part in building awareness?
What actions can be taken for public awareness to maintain the ecosystem?