The vigilance of our gardeners is to be applauded. On 3rd Aug, at around 5.30 p.m., they telephoned to say that "black oil" was entering the lake. We replied that it may be from the two-wheeler mechanic shop across the road and asked them to get it stopped. We were wrong. Our gardeners followed the trail of the "black oil" along the rainwater drain, on the road, into an alley and reached a closed chamber outside a huge packaging outlet. Behind this was an agro marketing depot which was the source of this liquid.
|On its way to the lake through the drain|
|Bags and bins inside the godown|
|Fish struggling to breathe|
|Dead for no fault of theirs. Nile tilapia.|
|Big fish. Dead.|