India – Nandesari

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Population affected
4,200,000
Children Under 6 Affected
1,218,000
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The “Golden Corridor” of industry in Gujarat hosts thousands of chemical, textiles petrochemicals, fertilizers and pharmaceutical industries. Highly polluted, and highly populous, the region faces a number of challenges at it begin to improve the lives of its inhabitants. Blacksmith has promoted the establishment of a stakeholders group, including all government agencies, NGOs and community representatives to examine specific sites, determine appropriate solutions, and initiate clean-up activity. So far the group has reviewed five sites and continues to expand its scope and to initiate change.