Assam’s one of the brightest cricket prospects Riyan Parag has urged the people of Assam to keep Deepor Beel clean to save the environment.
Talking to Inside Northeast, Riyan said, “May I urge the people of Assam to keep Deepor Beel clean and just give your small contribution towards it.”
He also appealed to the people not to litter the lake and save environment.
“Please don’t litter the lake and keep yourself clean and the environment clean,” he urged.
The Inside Northeast has initiated an awareness campaign #LetsSaveDeeporBeel to create awareness among people on saving Deepor Beel.
Deepor Beel is the only Ramsar site in Assam. Located in the southwest of Guwahati city, Deepor Beel is a permanent freshwater lake which is the erstwhile water channel of River Brahmaputra.
This lake found itself in the list of wetland under the Ramsar Convention in November 2002, in the form of a Ramsar Site for conservation methods for being an environmental and biological significance.
Rapid urbanization of Guwahati city has cast a shadow on the ecosystem of this wetland.
The railway track that passes through the Beel and the road connecting Borjhar Airport has had an adverse impact on the Beel. Increase of vehicular traffic on the Gorchuk-Airport road and the railway line are responsible for the death of animals, especially at night.
In fact, an increase of vehicular traffic, visit of picnic groups during the winter, playing loud music by the picnickers have made this freshwater lake an uninviting place for migratory birds.
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