Ramsar status elevates Sirpur to a new level after 35 years of labour

Sirpur lake of Indore has undergone a significant transformation in its quest for the Ramsar award . The award is claimed to have aided in the further conservation of the lakes ecosystems and wetland habitat .

INTRODUCTION: The Sirpur lake of Indore has undergone a significant transformation in its quest for the Ramsar award, which is claimed to have aided in the further conservation of the lake's ecosystems and wetland habitat.Sirpur lake gained the Ramsar trophy for about 35 years after locals and nature lovers took part in the successful forest clearing, polluting its waters with cloth washing, illegal birding, and fishing, as well as freeing it from encroachments by 2005.The work of sapling plantations, preserving natural habitat for birds, and all the different kinds of life as part of nature were pursued, according to Padma Shri and president of The Nature Volunteers Bhalu Monde.Ornithologists such as Monde and Ravi Sharma highlighted some issues that need to be addressed, including the discharge of sewage water from nearby colonies in one of two Sirpur lakes, which resulted in water hyacinth disease and ultimately smothering aquatic life, affecting the avian as a result of a lack of fish to feed.

IMC, which holds the lake, will need to prepare maps including one of the waterbodies and its range as predicted in the last ten years, since its average will be considered as full-tank level of the lake and within 50 meters of the same, according to the principal secretary.He said that a separate map of geological history and streams of the groundwater will be required to identify activities that could have a detrimental effect on the wetland zone and that the entire area will be designated as a zone-of-influence.We will then identify and carry out activities that will be restricted, including any permanent construction within a 50-meter radius of the full-tank zone, while prohibited activities will include fishing, carrying a motorboat, and providing water for drinking and other purposes, according to him.