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Maha govt forms committee to examine pollution in creeks


Press Trust of India Mumbai
The Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Department has formed a committee to examine pollution levels in the creeks along the Konkan coast, taking note of reports of rampant dumping of chemical waste in the Dharamtar creek and elsewhere.
An official said Friday that the committee will check pollution levels in the creeks, on seashores and their overall impact on the fisheries industry.
There were reports of chemical waste being dumped into the Dharamtar creek in neighbouring Raigad district which has several chemical industry hubs.
"The committee will also recommend measures to tackle the pollution and submit a report within six months," he said.
The nine-member committee will be headed by Dr Vivek Wartak, assistant research officer in the Fisheries Department. Other members include BJP legislator Prashant Thakur, former MLA Surendrnath Mane and experts in the fisheries industry.
"The committee will also study whether the existing jetties have adversely affected the revenue of fishermen and compile data to suggest measures as to how to protect and conserve affected fish species," the official said.

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First Published: Dec 28 2018 | 9:41 PM IST

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