Fire and Rescue Service diving team on Tuesday recovered the body of a Tamil Nadu native who drowned in the Periyar at Pathalam.
The forest authorities have strengthened security measures to clamp down on poaching in the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) region.
In the wake of rampant complaints of poaching in Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) the Forest Department has constituted a special team to probe the matter.
The range officer who arrested 10 persons in the case, submitted a formal complaint before the CM, Forest Minister K Raju and top Forest officials on Tuesday.
This has forced the commuters to wait for buses without any bus shelter, drinking water facility or public toilets, he claimed.
Even Chinese nets fail to catch the yield due to pollutants being pumped into the river and the unscientific manner in which fresh water is released to flush out the chemicals.
The river water appears to be discoloured for the past 3 months.
The statue of Periyar located near the government hospital in Aranthangi town was found with the head dislodged and lying on the ground, police said.
Dead fish, pungent smell and a discoloured Periyar greeted the residents along the banks of the river at Manjumal and Pathalam on Saturday.
The party also promised to raise voice for decentralizing the powers to states and scrapping of NEET.
According to the PCB, though the water in Periyar was found black, no fresh violation has been detected during the past couple of days.
A meeting convened by the District Collector directed the Irrigation Department to release water and ensure regular flow of water in the river.
However, The Committee against Periyar Pollution demanded the IRE should clarify what the company is processing if it is not producing Uranium and Thorium.
Justice A V Ramakrishna Pillai, chairman, state-level monitoring committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), visited the Environmental Surveillance Centre, Eloor, on Sunday.
According to her, a green colour layer was found in the downstream areas of Periyar on Friday which indicated the growth of algae.