The civic body admitted that there was a lack of long-term vision in managing sewage

For a long time the perils of dumping untreated faecal sludge into our rivers has been ignored in our government policies. Today, this neglect has manifested to become one our gravest public health threats. And now research has found the highest concentration of highly antibiotic resistant E.coli bacteria just besides Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram on the riverfront. It is exactly here that the Chandrabhaga drainage spews out the highest amount of untreated sewage — 60 million litres every day— into the Sabarmati.

A detailed investigation carried out by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has noticed six major and 10 minor outlets in the city that circumvents our city’s sewage treatment facilities