Nature enthusiasts have expressed concern over filling of tanks within the River Noyyal system with sewage combined water.
They additionally level out that water saved in a lot of the tanks aren’t launched scientifically to assist the pure cleaning course of when there may be heavy influx as a consequence of rain.
P.Ok. Selvaraj of Perur Padithurai Pathukappu Iyakkam stated that tanks resembling Achankulam are at present storing polluted water as authorities haven’t launched water in accordance with the influx.
“The heavy inflow of water in Noyyal triggered by recent rain was an ideal opportunity for authorities to clean the tanks naturally by releasing water equal to the inflow. The releasing must be done by raising the shutters so that water gets out from the bottom of the tanks,” he stated.
According to him, the channel connecting Achankulam with Noyyal had blocks at Anavaripallam as a consequence of which the tank didn’t get quantity of rainwater. Instead, sewage combined water flows into the tank.
Another nature fanatic alleged that the authorities weren’t releasing water correctly from a lot of the tanks to assist fishermen. Release of water utilizing shutters may result in shedding the fish inventory, their important technique of revenue.
R. Manikandan of Kovai Kulangal Padhukappu Amaippu stated that the outflow channels of tanks, together with Sengulam, Perur Periyakulam, Valankulam and Vellalore tank aren’t maintained effectively as a consequence of which water couldn’t be drained in accordance with the influx.
“Dead fishes float in many tanks often when the pollution level increases,” he stated.
According to the district administration, 24 out of the 25 tanks in River Noyyal system in Coimbatore district had 100 % of water as of Monday.
Prasath Selvaraj, an unbiased researcher, stated that shores of Achankulam and plenty of different tanks vanished after water was saved unscientifically, ignoring varied lesser recognized species, resident and migratory birds.
“Several species of shore birds and depend on shores and shallow waters in tanks. Such birds lose their habitat when tanks are full to the brim. Also mixing of sewage is a threat to fishes and other living organisms” he stated.