Delhi Government Bans Fishing In Parts Of Yamuna River.
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday banned fishing in parts of the Yamuna in the city, citing high levels of pollution in the river.
Images of the toxic foam floating on the surface of the river are being shared on social media for a few days. According to experts, soaps and detergents are one of the main contributors to river pollution.
“It is hereby made known to all interested parties that, in view of the high levels of pollution in the waters of the Yamuna, in accordance with the provisions established in the rules, the issuance of fishing licenses in two portions of the waters Public authorities are suspended until further orders are issued, “read a notice issued by Delhi’s animal husbandry department.
Fishing will be prohibited in a part of the Hindon Canal, the Ghazipur Drain and the Shadipur Drain (Highway Drain 0 to 17,000) and a part of the Yamuna River, from jetty number 85 (downstream), New flood Okhla, up to the border of Delhi, he said.
“From now on there will be no fishing by any means and any infraction will be punishable under the Indian Fisheries Act 1987,” he added.
According to an official from the Central Pollution Control Board, the main reason for the formation of toxic foam in the Yamuna is the high content of phosphate in the wastewater, as detergents are used in dyeing industries, homes, and in ”dhobi ghats”
The Delhi government had recently banned the sale, storage, transportation, and marketing of soaps and detergents that do not conform to the latest standards from the Indian Bureau of Standards to curb pollution in the Yamuna.
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