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Nature of the City


Department of Architecture & Nishant Agrawal

Planning, IIT Roorkee MURP-I, 17511011
Faridabad is the largest city in the north Indian state of Haryana in Faridabad
district. It is a leading Industrial Centre and situated in the National Capital
Region bordering the Indian capital New Delhi. Located 284 Km south of the
state capital Chandigarh, it is the most populous city in the state of Haryana.
The river Yamuna forms the eastern district boundary with Uttar Pradesh.
Government of India included it the second list of Smart Cities Mission on 24
May 2016.
Environmental Degradation

Faridabad has been the Industrial Centre due to which the Environment of
the area has been degrading from a very long time but at a comparatively
lower pace.
The Greed of man has introduced new chapters, that has speed up the
process of environmental degradation.
The increasing Factory and Housing in Faridabad have caused many
problems such as Water Pollution ( Canal and Groundwater) , Air
Pollution, Deforestation, Drying up of Lakes, Land Degradation, etc.
Air Pollution
Cities can be ranked on the basis of different criteria pollutants with
different results. Five cities where higher values of air quality index have
been observed for the period between November 2015 to October 2016 are
Delhi, Faridabad, Varanasi, Lucknow and Jaipur," Source : Times of India
Water Pollution
Waste disposal along
the canal.
Disposal of Harmful
chemicals from
factories in the canal
This canal further
meets the Yamuna
River at Noida
ultimately degrading
the quality of water in
Source : Google Images
Also Solid waste from industrial belt of Faridabad is dumped near the
factories which is subjected to reaction with percolating rain water and
reaches the groundwater level Degradation of water quality due to heavy
metal pollution in Faridabad District, Haryana, India.
Surajkund Lake NO MORE
Once these were the city's favourite picnic spots, big attractions around
Delhi Badkhal Lake, Surajkund and Damdama Lake. No more. All these
water bodies have become stone dry.
The reason: hectic and indiscriminate mining in the Aravalis. Surajkund
and its adjoining lake, Badkhal, dried up a year ago. And now Damdama
too has shrivelled up farmhouses are coming up on its dry bed.
Source : Times of India