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  • 02 April, 2021

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Jammu and Kashmir Lakes

Jammu and Kashmir Lakes

Srinagar’s Dal Lake along with five other ones in Jammu and Kashmir are to be declared protected wetlands.

Wetland Information: https://www.aspireias.com/upsc-related-facts-and-data/Ramsar-sites-Wetlands-in-India-Quick-facts

Other lakes - Wular Lake, Nigeen Lake in the Kashmir region; Sanasar Lake, Manasbal Lake and Purmandal lake or Chotta Kashi (in Samba district) in the Jammu region.

The decision was taken in the meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir Wetland Authority, chaired by Chief Secretary.

Chief Secretary asked the Forest Department to profile various wetlands of Jammu and Kashmir and recommend their notification under,

    1. Environment Protection Act, 1986 and
    2. Wetland (Conversation & Management) rules.

Forest Department is the nodal department for the preparation of digital inventory, documentation and development of a geo-spatial database on wetlands.

Source: ENVIS


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