India – Pali Dyeing Industries
Pali is an important textile center in Rajasthan and has been identified as one of the most polluted cities in the country. There are around 989 dyeing and printing units, most of which directly discharge their untreated effluents into the River Bandi. The river, which is mostly dry, is extremely polluted. In a 2004 survey of pollution in Pali, the Central Groundwater Board found that pollution had seeped into the groundwater and contaminated wells in the region. Blacksmith has supported a stakeholder group to work across all parties to implement improvements.