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The news has angered activists who claim the government is indirectly funding the pollution of water bodies.
The N.C. Pork Council, an industry trade group, emphasized Monday that the hog waste pits flooded by Florence represented a comparatively small number when compared with the total number statewide.
The VMC has also been asked to prevent devotees from dumping flowers, clothes and decorative items used during prayers in the water bodies, he said.
The report was submitted in connection with a case filed by Tamil Nadu in 2015 to restrain Karnataka from letting untreated sewage and industrial effluents into the rivers.
Parrikar said there was ample scope to explore sustainable deep-sea fishing off the Andaman and Nicobar islands, adding however that there was a need to address the phenomena like seawater pollution.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the matter was of serious concern and assured the House that he will inform "the highest level in government" about it.
As many as 46.10 per cent of over 3000 water sources including ponds, canals, river and backwater stretches and public wells, surveyed in 2003 wards across the southern state, are partly polluted.
Several sadhus alleged that the river water had turned black due to the discharge of waste by factories.