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Water pollution has taken a heavy toll on aquatic species mainly fish in water bodies close to Paradip Port

Paradip:14/8/18: Water pollution has taken a heavy toll on aquatic species mainly fish in water bodies close to Paradip Port Township in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district.

Motionless bodies of tons fish were spotted drifting along the Sahara, Athrabanki and Kaudia creeks on the outskirts of Port Township.

Bloated bodies of fish and aquatic animals continue to drift along the polluted water bodies and creeks. Stench smell emanating from the dead species fills the air.

Sometime back similar scenario of en-masse death of fish species had been reported. The matter had been brought to the notice of authorities concerned. But it was of no avail. The spectre of death has recurred again. It is going to spell disaster for those living on fishing activities, said fishermen community members.

From time to time, this phenomenon of en masse dying of fish is being reported. Industrial effluents from have become the messenger of death for fish and aquatic animals in the water channels and creeks near Paradip, they rued.

Meanwhile the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) officials have collected the samples of dead species and polluted water. The samples were later sent to Bhubaneswar for laboratory test, said SPCB, regional officer, Mukesh Mahaling.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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