News By/Courtesy: Srinath Sambangi | 08 Aug 2018 22:32pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, also known as 'Pakshi Kashi' is situated in Mandya District of Karnataka.
  • The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary has recently been damaged due to the disturbances in the course of the river Cauvery.
  • The Forest Department further claimed that damage has been inflicted on the bird sanctuary due to heavy discharge from Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir upstream.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, also known as 'Pakshi Kashi' is situated in Mandya District of Karnataka. It is spread over 40 acres making it the largest bird sanctuary in India. The area also comprises of the river Cauvery whose course goes through the location of the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary.

 The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary has recently been damaged due to the disturbances in the course of the river Cauvery. The seven-member team from the Forest Department claimed that there have to be measures taken in order to improve the strength of the island. The Forest Department further claimed that damage has been inflicted on the bird sanctuary due to heavy discharge from Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir upstream. The damage was fully surveyed and recorded by the officials and they made suggestions that plant saplings must be planted in order to reduce the risk of soil erosion.

 The problem was noticed when the islands near Mandya District was submerged between July 14th and 30th due to heavy flooding and flow of water. The water also carried away a lot of mud and sandbags that were kept on the banks to eradicate soil erosion. The area must be properly taken care of as it is a home to 60,000 migratory birds.

Section Editor: Priyanshu Gupta | 08 Aug 2018 22:49pm IST


Tags : #India#Environment#Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary#Damaged

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