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Carp fish causing problem in Mansar Lake

Apart from Government’s apathy towards developing the Mansar lake of Jammu region another critical element is eroding the borders of the lake. This erosion poses great threat to surrounding buildings. On one hand, water level has reduced in the lake while on the other hand locals are constantly apprehensive of erosion damaging their buildings, according to Tribune India report. It is ironic that in wake of receding water level, banks of the lake are still eroding. Here are some observations on the matter:

“It is matter of scientific debate whether the fish are responsible for erosion or its expansion. Water bodies along the Himalayas are facing a threat due to siltation, it could be one reason. As the forest cover is reducing, the soil from the surrounding hills could be piling up on the banks in large amounts”

“We are planning to relocate the fish from the lake. The issue has been discussed several times. We will soon conduct a detailed scientific study”

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