18 industries told to pay `1cr to Fishermen Co-op Society
The Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) has asked 18 industries to pay `1 crore to the Fishermen Co-operative Society as compensation for causing the death of fish in the Gandigudem Lake at Sulthanpur.
This decision has been made based on a valuation report regarding the damage caused by the industries submitted by the District Fisheries Officer of Sangareddy.
The TSPCB has also directed 11 industries to pay `40,000 as compensation to fishermen for causing the death of fish in the Ayyamma Cheruvu at Gaddapotharam.
A Task Force Committee reviewed issues related to fish mortality that occurred in the Gandigudem Tank and the Ayyamma Chevuru on October 4 and October 5 and called the 29 industries located in the catchment of the water bodies for a hearing.
The hearing was attended by the District Fisheries Officer of Sangareddy and representatives of the Fishermen Co-operative Societies of Gandigudem and Gaddapotharam.
The Committee examined the analysis reports prepared on the basis of samples collected from the tanks, drains in their vicinity, and the industries.