Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands
PM Modi launches the Jal Jeevan Mission app and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh
Desertification is accelerating in several northeastern Indian states
For over 1,200 livestock of Cheemanahalli, located in the Abludu Gram Panchayat of Sidlaghatta Block, Chikkaballapur District, the village’s cattle pond is the only source of drinking water.
Nainital, the jewel of Uttarakhand’s Kumaun region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern India.
Four more wetlands get the Ramsar tag
Lakes and wetlands play pivotal roles in providing nutrients to living organisms.
While freshwater ecosystems in India are known to harbour rich biodiversity, their health is being increasingly challenged in recent years. And the East Kolkata Wetlands, one of the important Ramsar sites in India, and the largest wastewater fed aquaculture systems in the world that provide fish and support paddy and vegetable cultivation, are no exception.
The entire world is going through an environmental crisis which calls for a transformational change. It is time we take responsibility and work together as a community to find bold, creative and innovative solutions to restore our planet.