Number of Ramsar sites in India rises to 46 as four more added to list
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is a matter of pride for the country that four Indian sites got Ramsar recognition.
Four more Indian natural wetland sites have been added to the list of Ramsar recognition. With it, the number of Ramsar sites in India has increased to 46.
In response to a series of tweets by the Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is a matter of pride for the country that four Indian sites got Ramsar recognition.
"It is a matter of pride for us that four Indian sites get Ramsar recognition. This once again manifests India's centuries old ethos of preserving natural habitats, working towards flora and fauna protection, and building a greener planet."
Bhupender Yadav, Union Cabinet Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Labour and Employment, had announced in a tweet on Saturday that the number of Ramsar sites in India is now 46.
"Thol and Wadhwana from Gujarat and Sultanpur and Bhindawas from Haryana have made the cut for Ramsar recognition. The number of Ramsar sites in India is now 46," the environment minister tweeted.
The 46 Ramsar sites in India include the Loktak Lake in Manipur.
The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty signed on February 2, 1971 for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. It was signed in the Iranian city of Ramsar, on the Caspian Sea.