This is the second time that the 37-acre lake is witnessing fish kill in the last one year. Activists said there are several apparel industries and the water used to wash clothes is let into the lake along with sewage. Venkatesh V, who has acquired the tender for fishing in the lake, said: “We’re witnessing this issue for the last two years. This is due to rapid development of layouts and factories around the lake.”
The dead fish were buried on the banks of the lake. The loss is estimated to be Rs 4 lakh. “The panchayat officials don’t seem to care. Many officials come, but they just take pictures and leave,” he added.
“It also depends on whether the water has been tested before the fish was left inside as overcrowding also kills them. The slightest amount of sewage will create dip in the amount of oxygen in water,” Ramprasad V, an expert, said.