Thousands of dead fish wash ashore at Telangana lake, locals blame polluting industries
Thousands of dead fish wash ashore at Telangana lake, locals blame polluting industries.
"I have not even caught one today," he remarks, adding, "So many of them died, that it’s become tough to catch a live one."
"I wasn’t there when it happened, but I came to see today morning after I read about it.
"Because of this, we are not able to catch any fish today," he adds.
"Earlier, once in a few days, we used to see the smaller fish wash ashore.
This time, some of the biggest fishes in the lake have also died in the thousands.
Speaking to the media, Vice-President of the local Fishermen Cooperative Society, E Anjaiah, said, "Water pollution is the main reason for this.
The water quality of any lake, is measured by its Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) level, which is the amount of dissolved oxygen available for oxygen consuming bacteria.
Last year, it was reported that the most polluted lake in the city, was the Pragathinagar Cheruvu, with a reported BOD level of 144 mgpl, while the BOD level for Noor Mohammed Kunta, was 105 mgpl.
The Edulabad lake, also known as the Laxminarayana cheruvu, is one of the most polluted lakes in the city, and spews toxic, white foam throughout the year.