Mahim Bay ExplorationJanuary 3 2015
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Xavier Institute of Engineering, Mahim, Mumbai, run by the Jesuits, is located near Mahim Causeway, 200 meter from Arabian Ocean. It has three branches – Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Among private colleges, it is ranked 4th in Mumbai City and 42nd in India.
The students of Xavier Institute of Engineering have done a lot of robotic projects and competitions. Last year they won the first prize in robotics at a competition held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Now we want to move further and develop our technical skills while benefiting the surrounding community. Close to our college a big sewage line joins the sea. Due to this pollution, fisheries suffer a lot. Sewage not only pollutes the sea water, but also kills sea creatures thereby causing immense damage to the environment.
We want to use underwater robots to measure the pollution and see first hand the effects to sea life. We want to make the union government aware of the pollution sewage water causes to the ocean.
Day by day filth from the city is increasing in the causeway. Unless we prove scientifically, the Government of India is not going to do anything. We want to do research using underwater robots as the ocean is very close to our Institution.
Since water is polluted, fish are also not healthy. But they are caught and sold in the market. People who eat this fish also fall sick and suffer from many deceases.