Fisheries Department blames HCC

DEATH OF TROUT FISH AT BANDIPORA

SUHAIL AJMAL

Bandipora, Dec 27: Fisheries Department lodged a formal complaint with police station Bandipora two days after thousands of trout fish were found dead in river Madhumati here.Police said they are investigating the case and ascertaining the cause of death of trout.
 Fisheries Department has alleged that the death of fish was caused due to the discharge of turbid water into the river from various operational units of the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) executing 330 MW Kishenganga hydro power project in the area.
 “We have received complaint from Fisheries Department and have started investigations into the possible causes of death,” a police officer told Greater Kashmir.
 “Department has mentioned about the apprehensions that fish have died due to turbid waters being discharged into the river from various HCC units located in the area,” the police officer said.
 Meanwhile, Director Fisheries Showkat Ali said that a team of officials is camping at Bandipora to look into the matter. “We are expecting the report within a week,” he said and added that if it is proved that HCC has caused the death of trout fish, the department will initiate legal action against the company.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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