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Locals blame pharma company toxic discharge for dead fish

Source: Economic Times, Date: , 2015

Dead fish floating in Matoda village panchayat lake triggered panic among locals. The panchayat had awarded the lake on contract for fish farming activity. In an application of complaint submitted with Changodar police station of Ahmedabad district, Kanu Chunara, the fish farm contractor has alleged that toxic discharge from Intas Pharma Pvt Ltd located at Matoda village has resulted in the death of fish. Head constable of Changodar police station Arvind Bhagora said they have received the complaint and are probing the matter. "The complainant had hired the lake for 1.5 lakh fish seeds for pisciculture, which involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures. However, it was alleged that toxic waste spilling into the pond from the manhole of the pharma company led to the death of fish," added Bhagora.

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