Activists blame textile units for fish deaths in the Panchaganga downstream of Ichalkaranji.

Boaters from Ichalkaranji and Shirol taluka cautioned the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board . Boaters warned the river is covered by a considerable amount of water hyacinth .

Kolhapur, India: Fish deaths have been recorded in the Panchaganga river, downstream of the textile town of Ichalkaranji.Fish deaths were documented downstream of Kolhapur, India, a few months ago.Boaters from Ichalkaranji and Shirol taluka cautioned the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) that since the river is covered by a considerable amount of water hyacinth, fish deaths could occur sooner or later.Nonetheless, their emphases had lasted for years until they were revoked by those who were deaf.

Despite chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's standing orders to combat pollution-causing factories, no action was taken.We also want them to hold monthly meetings to reduce waste, as per the CM's schedule, but no such meeting was scheduled in the last two years.We will also contact the state government once more to take steps against the corrupt pollution board officials and polluters.The rush was seen at locations where the dead fish were discovered floating.