Thousands of dead fish found floating in the Ganges, IndiaThousands of dead fish were found floating in Ganga at Dhabka Nullah and Dasheshwar Ghat in Jajmau on Friday. Experts attributed the death of fish to oxygen crisis in river water. However, neither any official from district administration nor from pollution control board visited the spot to take stock of the situation. In absence of police, locals had a free run carrying away dead fish in baskets. Kids were found carrying away large fish, a few weighing over several kilograms. A few locals informed the police but no official turned up at the site. Jajmau is the hub of leather tanneries. Recently, power supply to 98 tanneries of the area was snapped and forcibly shut down on the orders of National Green Tribunal (NGT) for flouting norms and polluting Ganga. The death of fish has once again brought the issue of Ganga’s pollution to the forefront. This is not the first instance of fish dying in Ganga. On several occasions in the past fish have been found dead in the river. In fact, a large number of fish had died in Sher Shah Suri pond in Jajmau too. Locals who reached the site claimed that a number of small to large sized tanneries located in the area discharge affluents into the river leading to the death of fish. Others claimed that several big and small nullahs release in the river thus reducing the oxygen in water. This forces the fish to die. FULL STORY