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Ahmedabad : Natural Resources

Ahmedabad is endowed with abundant supply of natural resources like minerals, forests and rivers. The principal mineral resource in the city includes crude oil.

The river Sabarmati is the main water resource for the people of Ahmedabad. It provides drinking water to the entire city. There are two lakes present within the city's limits — Kankaria Lake and Vastrapur Lake. Kankaria Lake, in the neighbourhood of Maninagar, is an artificial lake developed by the Sultan of Delhi. The city’s forest cover is decreasing day by day due rapid industrialization.