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Socio-economic upliftment & Development of Wetland Area

 

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Nani Kakrad

 

Abstract

Gujarat is bestowed with diverse types of wetlands including marshes, swamps, lakes, tanks, shallow reservoirs and flood plan systems. Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary and Thol Wildlife sanctuary are wetlands of international significance by virtue of their strategic position and act as the gateway of migratory birds and a habitat for rare wildlife species. Conservation and restoration in Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary and Thol Wildlife are the tasks assigned to the Forest Department. Large populations live in and around these wetlands and depend on the resources for their sustenance. The wetlands are a source of fodder, fuel and food for the local inhabitants. The 26 targeted villages covered under this project, are situated around NalSarovar Bird Sanctuary. Under this project Self Help Group Formation was taken-up in adjacent villages and various trainings were imparted. A PRA assessment was carried out in all the selected villages.

 

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