The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has taken suo motto cognisance of death of fishes in large number at Ambazari Lake and filed a PIL.
The polluted water coming from the industrial units and residential areas is being allowed to flow directly into the Ambazari Lake. This unabated flow of water contaminated with hazardous chemicals has increased the pollution level in water at Ambazari Lake.
It is learnt that hundreds of fishes are dying daily because of pollution.
Ambazari Lake is one of the weekend destinations of the city. This pond is popular among all for its beauty. This place has become a center of tourist attraction because of Swami Vivekananda Memorial. For the last few days this place is in news following death of several fishes. Till now thousands of fish have died. Dead fishes are lying on the banks of the lake.
According to the information given by Environmental activist, the dirty water emitted from industrial units and residential areas is responsible for this. Due to pollution the water of the pond has become fatal for the fish. As a result, fish are dying. If this is not seriously taken care of then Ambazari pond will become insecure. Now the High Court has also filed a PIL on this.
Answer to government
A division bench of Justice Ravi Deshpande and Justice Shriram Modak issued the notice to the Secretary, Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur Improvement Trust Chairman, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, while hearing the petition on Monday. The respondents have been asked to reply to the notice by May 2.