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Friday, 18 May 2007
Capitalism kills aqua wealth
Fish, prawns and crabs etc are wealth found in rivers, ponds, seas and other water resources. Some people depend upon occupation of fishing fish, prawns and crabs in ponds, rivers, streams, lakes and sea. Nowadays, industrial wastes are released into water resources and water contamination is killing aqua creatures. Fishers cannot find more fish in contaminated water and their income falls down. Even if they find fish in contaminated water, that fish is not suitable to eat. Eating fish of contaminated water causes diseases. People do not buy such fish if they know that fish was fished in contaminated water. Musi is one of the most polluted rivers in Andhra Pradesh. Hussain Sagar lake of Hyderabad is one of the most polluted lakes of Andhra Pradesh. If any one goes to fish market and he\she is informed that a person is selling fish found in Hussain Sagar or Musi, he\she fears to purchase fish from that person. Lakes that were constructed as fresh water lakes for drinking water purpose are also severely polluted. Hussain sagar lake was first constructed for drinking water purposes of Hyderabad city and now it is one of the most dirtiest lakes. Musi river flows through Rangareddy district, Hyderabad and Nalgonda district. Hyderabad city and Rangareddy districts are severely polluting water of river Musi and even effecting Nalgonda district. Hyderabad and Rangareddy district people and industrialists, both of these groups are responsible for pollution of Musi river. Drainage wastes of Hyderabad city and surrounding areas in Rangareddy district and industrial wastes are largely drained into river Musi. Industrial wastes drained into river Musi also includes poisonous chemicals like Mercury. It is easy to pollute river water either by draining town drainage wastes or industrial wastes. It is easy to kill good aqua wealth like fish, prawns and crabs by polluting rivers. It is easy to make fisher men starve by killing fish, prawns and crabs in rivers, ponds and lakes etc.

Nowadays even sea water is contaminated. Today, I saw a program in a telugu TV channel about death of whales in sea due to pollution of sea water. According to rules, industrialists should dig separate tanks from draining wastes but industrialists are freely ignoring rules and releasing wastes into rivers, ponds, lakes and other water resources and killing good aqua wealth. 500 million litres of sewerage is discharged into Musi river every day according to official estimation. I think that estimation is only about wastes discharged from Hyderabad city and surroundings.

Source: Maoist Green Media

Posted by laljhanda at 5:44 PM
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