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Now, dead fish in Indira Gandhi canal; Rajasthan sounds alert

Punjabi Politics
Balwant Garg Tribune News Service Faridkot, May 19 Two days after a large number of dead fish were found floating in the Beas, a similar scene was witnessed in the Indira Gandhi canal in the Faridkot area on Saturday. Besides, the canal water was black and emanating a foul smell. Officials said the polluted water of the Beas had contaminated the Sutlej too, after their confluence at the Harike barrage. “There were about three to five tonnes of dead fish floating in the canal,” said Vikas Arora, a resident. Ram Prasad, a migrant labourer, said, “Though the water was stinking, some people were seen collecting the dead fish. They later complained of diarrhoea and vomiting.” The Water Sanitation Department of Faridkot has stopped the use of the canal water. The Indira G...