Drying wetlands

  • 30/08/2000

Drying wetlands Kawar Jheel Bird sanctuary, district Begusarai
The Kawar lake, as notified "protected' by the state government on June 20, 1989, is 6311.63 hectares (ha). When it was notified, farmers opposed the move. Local politicians also supported them. "Even the former agriculture minister of Bihar, Ram Jeevan Singh, who is among one of the landholders of the area notified, opposed the sanctuary and coined the slogan,

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