23 Mar 2023

Rajasthan: 44 Wetlands Notified On World Water Day; Highest 12 In Baran District

On the occasion of World Water Day, 44 wetlands have been notified in different districts of Rajasthan after careful analysis of satellite imagery by the State Government through the Environment Department.

12 wetlands notified in Baran dist

On the occasion of World Water Day, 12 wetlands have been notified by the Environment Department of the State Government in Baran district alone after studying satellite imagery for the last several months. In Baran district of the state, Iklera Sagar, Kotrapar Talab, Baithali Dam, Hinglot Dam, Utawali Dam, Sahrol Talab, Garda Talab, Niyana Talai, Nahargarh, Tejaji Ki Talai, Pushkar Talab and Lhasi Dam have been notified as wetlands. It is noteworthy that maximum number of wetlands have been notified from Baran district.

Wetlands were notified in these districts also

A total of 44 wetlands have been notified. Maximum 12 wetlands were notified in Baran. Besides Baran, the State Government has also notified wetlands in Bikaner, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Jodhpur, Kota, Nagaur, Pali, Rajsamand, Sikar, Tonk, Udaipur, Bhilwara, Pratapgarh, Sirohi, Ajmer, Jalore and Jhalawar districts.

What is a wetland

Wetlands are important ecosystems that provide a wide range of benefits to both humans and the environment. They are important breeding and feeding grounds for a wide variety of plant and animal species, and they also act as natural water filters, purifying water by removing pollutants and sediment. 

These wetlands also provide important water storage and flood control systems, absorbing and storing excess water during heavy rainfall and releasing it slowly downstream, reducing the potential for flooding.

Wetlands are abode of migratory birds

According to environmental experts, wetlands are home to a wide range of bird species. Some of these wetlands are home to many migratory birds that travel long distances before arriving and living here. Wetland is an invaluable natural resource for the protection of which everyone should work together.

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