Toxic waste dumped into a pond
adjoining Greater Noida’s Bil Akbarpur wetland has polluted the water, posing a
serious threat to villagers and animals. The Gautam Budh Nagar forest
department has failed to take any step to clean the pond and it may affect the
groundwater in the area. The 68-hectare Bil Akbarpur wetland is home to
blackbucks, blue bulls, chinkara, sarus crane (state bird of UP), blue throat
and waterfowls such as malards, pin tail, shovelers, garganey and pochards. The
wildlife usually drink from the pond.