Thousands of fish found dead in Sarsa

Ropar, June 11

Thousands of fish were found dead in the Sarsa near Ghanauli village on Wednesday. The reason behind their death is suspected to be discharge of effluents from factories in the Baddi area of Himachal Pradesh.

Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and the Fisheries Department officials have sent the samples of river water and dead fish to Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, and water laboratory of the PPCB in Patiala.

Similar incidents were reported from the Baddi-Nalagarh area of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday.

Senior fisheries officer Jatinder Singh Gill said after he got to know about the incident, he reached the spot and got the samples of dead fish collected. — TNS

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