|On account of various discharge of wastewater in river, the quality is likely to be adversely affected. It is therefore, necessary to monitor the quality of the various river waters. This is a continuous project of previous years as approved by the CPCB and known as MINARS (Monitoring of Indian National Aquatic Resources System) Project.|
The Board is monitoring the water quality from 70 sampling station located on various rivers in the State. These rivers include Sabarmati, Meshwo, Anas, Mahi, Panam, Narmada, Damanganga, Kolak, Par, Tapi, Ambica etc. Under this project ground water quality and lake water quality are also monitored periodically.
The ground water quality monitoring stations are located at Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Junagadh, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Jamnagar, Bhuj, Palanpur, Mehsana, Siddhpur, Himmatnagar, Nadiad, Dahod, Godhra, Ankleshwar, Surat, Hazira, Valsad, and Vapi. The sampling stations included under the lake water quality project are located at Kankaria lake and Chandola lake in Ahmedabad; and Ajwa lake and Sursagar lake in Vadodara, Nalsarovar, Bindusarovar, Sahashtralingsarovar, Lakhota lake, Narshinhmehtasarovar, Nadiad lake, Ranjitsagar talav - Halol.