Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Deogarh, Jun 12:
Barely a week after thousands of dead fish were found afloat in Bata river in Odisha’s Paradip, similar sight is being witnessed in Gohira Dam Reservoir in Deogarh district since past one week.
According to reports, thousands of dead fish were found floating in the Gohira dam near Kapasira in the district.
While the reason behind the unnatural phenomenon was unknown, the district administration has formed a team to investigate into this.
“Sub Collector, District Fisheries Officer and officials of Regional unit of State Pollution Control Board have been asked to investigate into the matter,” District Collector Purna Chandra Pathy said.
Notably, the locals had been witnessing the dead fish floating in the waters since last one week. Though the reason behind this is unclear as of now, environmentalists have demanded for a proper investigation adding that high temperature could be one of the reasons to this.
Meanwhile, the district administration has advised the local people and fishermen not to consume the dead fish till a clear picture comes out in this case.