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Mangaluru: Fishes found dead due to chemical content released by industries


Abhijith N Kolpe

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru 

Mangaluru, Jun 9: Several dead fishes were found floating due to the chemical content released by MRPL and other companies to the water stream at Kayarkatte near Permude. In addition, some snakes also have died for the same reason.

Locals of Permude are agitated by the huge amount chemical content that has been released to the stream which made the fishes die in huge numbers.

When the city is facing severe water crisis, close to 15 houses are dependent on this water stream as they use this water for daily use for washing clothes, plantations, cow bathing and others. Due to the chemical content left in the water, the water has turned blackish colour and huge amount of chemical content is gathered in the water stretch. 

Large numbers of fishes have died and are floating in the water stream. Locals also allege that water smells bad due to the chemical and also they suffer from breathing problem. In addition, if they step into the water, they suffer from itching problem due to the chemical content in the water.

The pipe coming from the MRPL is connected to the water stream where the chemical contents are released. Since two days locals are in pathetic state with foul smell of chemicals, which has also made this water source unfit for use.

Residents have brought this to the notice of local gram panchayat and have taken the water samples. Even two wells, which are adjacent to the water stream, are polluted and the locals are scared of using it for drinking purpose.

Speaking to Daijiworld, local resident Thukaram said, "From the last two days we are facing this problem, this water has been used for washing clothes and bathing. We also take this water to our houses. SEZ companies have released high chemical content to the water stream and have made this water not fit for use. They are letting out chemical contents to this stream three times in a day. We have brought this to the notice of panchayat and have collected the samples. Fishes in large numbers have also died and are floating in the stream.”

Another local resident, Raghavendra Rao said, "Fishes are floating dead in this water stream because of the chemical content released by SEZ companies. We are also facing breathing problem because of the foul smell of the chemicals and also itching problem.”

Chaya, another local resident, said, "Chemical content is gathered in the water which has made the fishes die and float in this stream. People are affected by the smell of the chemicals and water has turned to blackish. We are not getting water from the panchayat due to the present water crisis, so we are dependent on this stream for water for our daily use.”

Environmentalist Dinesh Holla said, "It is a tragedy that we Mangalureans are facing these problems with the industries. People have no concern about water and environment and they encourage these kinds of industries to come up which has serious impact on environment and health. People around these industries suffer a lot with breathing problem and other health issues, But still people prefer industries to come up as they do not have seriousness about the environment.”

Comment on this article

  • PositiveThinkeR, Mnglr

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Dear Mangaloreans, Rather than fighting for communal encouraged by outsider, if you could little concern about to protect our beautiful nature. at-least we could live peacefully. Now we are suffering from extreme hot, pollution and nature destruction now all are helpless. see the area like Bajpe, permude, Thokoor etc. before it was very beautiful every where u could find peacock , water falls, rocks, fully green and very cool. now when we see it we feel cry. Seriously we should regret on this.

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  • griffith, kulai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    No sangha or no associations or no fronts of india fighting for such issues..,,everyone will fight when its a communal issue.i think without religion we can still exist but without clean water and air we can never.

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  • Ned DCunha, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Please complain to the Pollution Control Board. They are responsible to control pollution.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Urgent corrective action need to be initiated to stop this serious problem.

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  • Prasad, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Yes, this is the serious problem. Please inform your coilation govt who are busy doing corruption.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    No one will protest,
    As per Modi bhakth, these dead fishes are natural old age death no need to worry once rain comes everything will be good, all these fishes will washed out,

    No chemical in water, for purifying chemical was put in to the water, this good work starts from Village to Village,city to city, town to town, state to state. Sabka Sath Sabka Vinash , it is not black color it is reflect of cloudy black color of the cloud.
    Jai Modiji

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Man made hell. Jio aur jine dho..

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  • Laaqi, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Buddhionthe people deserve this...!!?

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  • Gladson, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Has anyone been to chota mangalore, kotepur rocks??? the smell there is so terrible, it gives the idea what the fishes in the sea might have to live with...

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  • joyson, bejai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    State government has put up all harm causing industries in Mangalore and non harming industries in Bengaluru. This is how people in vidhana soudha fool Mangalore. Its better these people residing around these industries be shifted or moved to other residential localities of Mangalore. Why do still people want to stay here??

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Very true brother. MRPL is for the benefit of Bangalore. What has this refinery given to Mangalore city other than pollution ?. They should asked to do development works in the city as a penalty for polluting the water.

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  • Dheeraj, Shirva Manchakal

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Mangalore now no more safe to live as more of industries come-up. Moreof pollution and thick smoke from vehicles make city hazardous.

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  • Ravikanth Kumar, Saudi

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Boil the water and drink it. U will not die. We need development. Modiji will make India #1 in the world. Jai Modiji. Jai development.

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    @Ravikanth Kumar, Saudi

    what type of development modi wil do we wil wait 5 more year,last 5 year he did
    man ki baath
    cow matha sheltter
    world tours and travels agent
    already sale aiport to adani
    balck money brought to BJP office etc etc ..

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    I hope this was sarcasm! If not, you definitely need help.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    It's Modi government since 2014 so let Modi answer:

    1. Why is Unemployment so high and where is 2 crore jobs (per year)?
    2. Why are Fuel and Food prices increasing?
    3. Why are Businesses, Bank and Industries running under loss?
    4. Where is Rs.15 lakhs per person / black money as promised by Modi?
    5. Why was Demonetization a DISASTROUS SCAM?
    6. Why did 'Make in India' fail?
    7. Why did'Skill India' fail?
    8. Why did GST fail?
    9. Why did BJP allow Mallya, Nirav, Choksi and Lalit Modi to loot and escape?
    10. Why are Farmers still committing suicide due to debts and no support?
    11. Why has law & order collapsed in BJP ruled states?

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  • rohan, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    yes ,,, such types of industries should be shut down , moreover MRPL is making drama by making some CSR activities just to fool people , where as this is the actual reality , through back door lettting out hazardous affluents to lakes and harming the environment and the lives of people ,shame on MRPL and its leaders

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    I wonder if these Industries hire uneducated people from Uttar Pradesh & Bihar ...

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    like people from Mangalore go to Mumbai and work as waiter, but pose as I T professional when they comes back on vacation.

    People who know them personelly will identify as the man didnt finish 10th exam and how can be I T Profession.

    Kids learning in govt school in "U"chila "S"ankada "A"apel but parents pose as studying in USA

    Jai congress

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Krishna, Udupi
    I am glad you are still selling Pakoda's in Udupi Bu-stand ...

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  • Vijay, Q8

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Our beloved modi bhakthas please protest mrpl for this pollution. You all just chant modi modi. Now y r u all keep shut ur mouth.
    If u all love namma kudla.. Plz protest against mrpl....
    Ask mp. Nalin nd mlas to take this matter seriously.
    U all voted modis Face.. Atleast ask modi for solution..

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    In India, if you can understand, pollution comes under the purview of State Government. Please write to them (in English if you can) seeking remedy.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Such a case we had already last year or two years back.Heath dept.is sleeping.noone intersts for public health.Best is collect these fishes and snakes whatever you find and deliver to the factory where the chemicals are let into the water.let them also smell this and realize what they have done.Such factorys are to be closed immediately usually when such public offens and health of people in danger is.Cant understand why health dept.doesnt control their work.whether it is neglected because of some huge money to police and health officers?very bad.This has to be brought to the notice of ministers.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Adanis & Ambanis can not be blamed for this at least! It is a Vijay Mallya company promoted and managed by Congress and now succeeded by his disciple Arun Duggal. I wish someone takes the initiative of filing a PIL to shut this loss making fully-milked company.

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  • Neha, Dk

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    This is not right.. I feel bad for those poor fish, snakes and even the people who are depending on this water..
    the companies must find some other alternative solution for releasing the industrial waste.. they cannot release it in such places where the water is used for consumption..

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  • Mangalorean, MANGALURU

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Let's agree that MRPL has always been more of a curse than a blessing to Mangalore always. Hardly any locals have been employed, all outsiders plus the amount of pollution it has caused in that area, you speak to a local and you will realise the amount of hate they have for the company.

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Please speak to.Modi ,nalini Shobha
    In sometime you will.have to.speak.Adani.also.
    As DK will.be captured by Adani
    This is all pre planned to create problems .

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Nalin Anna olu ullar. I hope atleast you can solve this issue.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    How do we stop our Mangaluru from becoming another Kanpur ...

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  • Ravikanth Kumar, Saudi

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Mangalore not even 10% developed like kanpur. We need development.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    Ravikanth Kumar, Saudi
    Leather from dead Cows & Bulls are processed in Kanpur & all all effluents are released in Ganga ...

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