No Chhath at Rabindra Sarovar to stop pollution
Rabindra Sarovar or The Lake as it is popularly known as was severely polluted last year after the Chhath Puja. The situation was so grim with more than 40,000 people offering pujas in the Lake water, that just after the puja, many dead birds were found floating in the water as they were killed by the pollutants. So, to stop this pollution, the National Green Tribunal has decided to ban the Chhath revelry in the Lake and only allow them to do in the Adi Ganga.
The lake waters are stagnant and hence, it is all the more difficult to drive away the debris than it is in a flowing river. As it is the lake water is overburdened with pollutants, thanks to the numerous clubs dotting it, that discharge chlorine from their swimming pools and food waste from their drains. This has severely affected the biodiversity of this zone that once housed rare birds and animals.