Committee constituted to assess death of fishes in Rewalsar lake


Shimla, April 21, 2017: Taking a cognizance of the unfortunate incident of death of thousands of fishes in Rewalsar lake of Mandi district, the State Government has constituted a committee to examine the issue of possible adverse effects on the natural aquifer and assess the chances of possible contamination of water.

The committee will be headed by Divisional Forest Officer, Mandi and Environment Engineer, HPSPCB, Bilaspur, Assistant Director, Fisheries, Mandi will be is members while Shri Kamraja Kaisth, Principal Scientific Officer-I, State Council for Science, Technology and Environment as its Member Secretary.

Additional Chief Secretary Environment, Science and Technology Shri Tarun Kapoor said the committee will assess the whole situation in detail pinpoint reasons for fish mortality and suggest remedial measures and will submit its report to the Government within seven days.

Friday, April 21, 2017