Steps Taken for Protection of Birds in Bharatpur Sanctuary of Rajasthan

           The Ministry of Enviroment & Forests has taken several steps for augmentation of water supply for protection of birds in the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. The details are as follow:-

(i)     A project costing Rs.65.00 crore has been undertaken for supply of water to Keoladeo National Park from Goverdhan drain by laying of pipelines from Santruk village to Keoladeo National Park for a distance of about 17.1 km and water resource augmentation within the National Park area. The work of laying of pipeline has been completed and test of water flowing into the Park has been done during September 2012.

(ii)   About 216 million cubic feet (mcft) and 234 mcft of water was made available from the traditional source, i.e., Panchana Dam during the year 2010-11 and 2012-13 respectively. The State Board for Wildlife has recommended that the water supply from the Panchana dam be made available every year on sustained basis.

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