World Fish Migration Day
Nethravathi river is the lifeline of Dakshina Kannada district originates in the western ghats and reaches Arabian sea in the west. The water is used for drinking, agriculture, irrigation, industries and also used for fish cultivation and for fishing which is another prime occupation of people of Mangalore. The tributaries of the river Nethravathi, Yettinahole, Kadumanehole, Kerihole and Hongadahalla originating in the upper reaches of Western Ghats near Sakleshpura was thought to divert the water from these streams during the monsoon season to the drought prone districts in the eastern part of the state under the Yettinahole Integrated Drinking Water Project, one of the flagship projects of Krishna Neeravari Nigam Ltd. (KNNL).
Due to this the diversion of river from the main channel will cause a lot of habitat degradation, migratory path of the aquatic fauna will be altered, decrease in the flow of water into the Arabian Sea which inturn increases the salinity of the river.
To commemorate this day and to create awareness about the consequences of diverting a river from its main course this programme will be conducted.
Online Event - No
Country - India
Name of contact person - Dr Mridula Rajesh