Black Waters of Ahmedabad

Ayushi Goyal

Black Waters of Piranna is a critique on largest landfill of Ahmedabad. Piranna which covers 84 hectares of land is a root cause of a lot of problems. One such problem is formation of leachate. Leachate can be defined as a liquid that passes through landfill and has extracted dissolved and suspended matter from it. The study shows that Piranna has caused water contamination in and around its area leading to health issues, contaminated land and contamination of nearby aquatic life.
On study, it was found that Piranna is not the only dumpster in Ahmedabad, but there are many other vacant lands which are now turning into dumpsters. Those vacant lands can affect the area near them leading to hazardous effects. Will Ahmedabad have a second Piranna?