Following a report published in Hindustan Times, which stated that an alarming 18000 carcasses of migratory birds were found near a lake in Rajasthan, the National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, has sought a report taking note of the incident. The NGT has directed the concerned authorities that a factual and action taken report be furnished by 22nd January 2020. The report has to be jointly submitted by National Wetland Authority, State Wetland Authority, Rajasthan state pollution control board and Jaipur District Magistrate before 22nd January 2020.  Sambhar lake, 80 km south west of Jaipur, saw an astounding 18000 migratory bird deaths, which include plovers, common coot, black winged stilt, northern shovelers, ruddy shelduck, and pied avocet within the catchment area, in a small period of time, leading to concern raised by environmentalists regarding violations of wetland management laws. The original news report  stated “Apprehension is that death of such large number of birds have taken place on account of violation of environmental norms in maintaining the ecosystem of the wetland in question including water quality, plant invasion in water bodies etc,”


As reported by The Economic Times

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