Mangaluru: NGT forms committee to investigate marine pollution

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 26: National Green Tribunal (NGT) has considered the marine pollution that surfaced in many areas including Surathkal, seriously. A joint committee is formed the chief bench of NGT to find out the root source of pollution and other allied reasons.

Greasy particles and tar balls were floating in sea near Guddekopla of Surathkal. Some fishermen of Tannirbhavi also complained that the net agriculture fishes they cultivated in Phalguni river died suddenly. The NGT took all these into consideration and formed a committee.

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The committee includes Central Environment Pollution Control Board, Karnataka State Environment Pollution Control Board, deputy commissioner (DC) of Dakshina Kannada, Mangaluru unit of Coast Guard, Central Institute of Fish Research and Ocean Development Department of Chennai.

NGT has asked the committee to hold meeting within two weeks, survey the area, conduct study, hold interaction with locals and submit report within two months. This order was given by the bench comprising of NGT president Adarsh Kumar Goyal, member Sudhir Agarwal and expert member A Senthil Vel.

NGT has taken out this order based on the statement of DC Dr Rajendra K V on the marine pollution near Guddekopla of Surathkal.

DC Dr Rajendra said that CRZ and Karnataka state environment pollution control board had already inspected the area and collected samples. They said that this is a natural process that occurs before the onset of monsoon during which the colour of sea turns dark due to algae organisms.





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  • Yashwanth, Surathkal

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Mr.DC first issue orders to NMPT to remove the dead ship which is lying in Guddekopala beach in Surathkal since the last 2 years. The pollution is mainly due to the sitting ship tanker which is rusting and pieces of the ship is floating all across our beach. Locals are aware and witness this on a daily basis.. but helpless as the authorities are corrupted to its gills.. So many promises and assurances to clwar that shipwreck from ministers, NMPT, Local officials and authorities, but pathetic to see that each and every one just delivers fake promises, but no action at all.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Thu, May 26 2022

    Very simple big industrial units responsible for this mess. You grease pollution control board officials they will close the matter it’s not from crude oil it’s alge

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, May 26 2022

    drainage water flows from karangalpady new cross road (c.g. kamath road) & from kodialbail raajakaaluve directly 2 da sea. d.c., & corporation commissioner r not at all interested in stopping drainage water let loose from hotels & from industries in mangalore. corruption accepted from bottom 2 top from hoteliers & from industrialists works enormously.

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