Wetlands in India provide livelihoods to millions

Last Modified: Mon Jan 30 2017 18:02:23 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 4.7%
    of India’s land area is covered by wetlands. They store water, recharge groundwater, purify water, moderate floods, help fight droughts, are important refuge of biodiversity and also act as carbon sinks making them irreplaceable and invaluable in the context of climate change.
  • 2 lakh
    farmers depend on Vembnad Kol Wetland in Kerala for irrigation.
  • 6 lakh
    people depend on Bhopal Lakes for water supply.
  • 1 lakh
    Number of fisherfolk that the Loktak Lake in Manipur provide livelyhoods to.
  • 2 lakh
    The number of fisherfolk that the Chilika Lake in Odisha provides livelihoods to.