Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change conducts Wetlands Cleaning around different Ramsar Sites
Posted On: 17 OCT 2023 3:27PM by PIB Delhi
During the ongoing Swachhta Special Campaign 3.0 from October 2nd – 31st, 2023, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in association with State/UT Wetland Authorities organised wetlands cleaning around different Amrit Dharohar sites i.e. Ramsar sites across the country. Various activities such as cleanliness drives, removal of weeds, taking pledge to protect wetlands and registration of Wetland Mitras, were undertaken by State and UT Wetlands Authorities to spread mass awareness about the values and benefits of maintaining a healthy and clean wetland. This nation-wide event was conducted under the ‘Save Wetlands Campaign’ of the MoEF&CC.
Save Wetlands Campaign was launched by Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change as a “whole of society” approach for wetlands conservation on February 2, 2023, on the occasion of World Wetlands Day.
Figure 1: Vembanad-Kol, Kerala
Figure 2: Pallikaranai Marsh, Tamil Nadu
Figure 3: Yashwant Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
Figure 4: Nanda Lake, Goa
Figure 5: Bhoj wetland, Madhya Pradesh
Figure 6: Koonthankulam, Tamil Nadu
Figure 7: Shakhya Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
Figure 8: Suchindram theoor, Tamil Nadu