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Deepor Beel water samples collected for lab tests

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GUWAHATI, Jan 25 - A multi-disciplinary team comprising officials from the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), Guwahati Metropolitan Development Agency (GMDA), Pollution Control Board Assam (PCBA), Fishery Dept, Veterinary Dept, WWF-India and Vulture Rehabilitation Centre Rani, visited Deepor Beel today and made an on-the-spot assessment in the wake of the recovery of 22 carcasses of the greater adjutant stork on Monday and Tuesday. No more dead birds, however, were reported today.

The team inspected the wetland and its sources and collected water samples for laboratory analysis. The garbage dump site nearby was also visited.

Conservationist Purnima Devi Barman, who is an expert on greater adjutant storks, also accompanied the team.

Following an inquiry instituted by Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu yesterday, Circle Officer of Azara Maharshi Kashyap today filed a police case in this regard. The Forest Department had earlier filed a police case against picnickers for causing harm to the wetland�s environment.

The Azara Circle Officer will soon submit his report on the matter. Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma and the Kamrup (Metro) DC had visited the site yesterday.

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Deepor Beel water samples collected for lab tests

GUWAHATI, Jan 25 - A multi-disciplinary team comprising officials from the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), Guwahati Metropolitan Development Agency (GMDA), Pollution Control Board Assam (PCBA), Fishery Dept, Veterinary Dept, WWF-India and Vulture Rehabilitation Centre Rani, visited Deepor Beel today and made an on-the-spot assessment in the wake of the recovery of 22 carcasses of the greater adjutant stork on Monday and Tuesday. No more dead birds, however, were reported today.

The team inspected the wetland and its sources and collected water samples for laboratory analysis. The garbage dump site nearby was also visited.

Conservationist Purnima Devi Barman, who is an expert on greater adjutant storks, also accompanied the team.

Following an inquiry instituted by Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu yesterday, Circle Officer of Azara Maharshi Kashyap today filed a police case in this regard. The Forest Department had earlier filed a police case against picnickers for causing harm to the wetland�s environment.

The Azara Circle Officer will soon submit his report on the matter. Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma and the Kamrup (Metro) DC had visited the site yesterday.