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Contaminated river water causing fish deaths in Moradabad

Moradabad , Mon, 04 Jul 2011 ANI

Moradabad, July 4 (ANI): The discharge of effluents from factories or mills into the Ramganga River in Uttar Pradesh is leading to the death of large number of fish.


Generally, toxic chemicals and other waste materials are drained directly into the rivers and lakes in India.


Dozens of dead fish were noticed by local residents, and they said this is a regular practice.


"Most of the times it happens that the contaminated water, mixed with the toxic chemicals, become detrimental to aquatic animals, and it is dangerous for us as well," said Gopal Sharma, a local.


The fishermen are also facing tough time to earn their livelihood due to continuous decline in number of fishes in the river.


"This is not the first time when such incident happened. It has happened before as well when the dead fishes float on the river water," said Ram Singh, a fisherman.


Some fishermen rue the fact that in spite of their continuous complaints to the provincial government, no action has been taken against the nearby factories and mills, which pollutes the river water. (ANI)


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