Arunachal Pradesh: East Kameng District Administration Issues Advisory Against Consumption Of Fish
The advisory was issued after hundreds of "dead and live" fish were found floating in the Kameng river and the reason for such an occurrence is yet to be ascertained.
Itanagar: It has been noted by the district administration of East Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh that hundreds of fish were found floating in the Kameng river. The fish that were found floating were both dead and alive. The Kameng River flows along the town of Seppa which is about 200 km from Assam's Tezpur.
It was further observed by the district administration that the locals have flocked in large numbers to the river to get their hands on the fish that have washed up on the shore.
On Friday, in an official notification issued by the district administration, it was stated that the "fishes may not be safe for consumption" and "venturing into the river at this situation may cause risk to human life and situation may further create chaos amongst the public."
Furthermore, the public was instructed by the district administration to not "venture into the river for catching the fishes floating down which reason is yet to be ascertained."
The fish sellers were also ordered by the district administration "not to sell fishes in the market till further order and consume until it is safe for consumption."
The district administration also warned the public stating that it would not be held responsible for any untoward incident in case of any violation of the order.