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.
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.