India has named two extra wetlands of worldwide importance– Lonar lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar in Agra– beneath the Ramsar Convention, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar stated on Sunday.
“Happy to note that India has added two more Ramsar sites. Lonar lake in Maharashtra, the only crater lake of the country, and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake in Agra. Wetlands are the world’s natural water filters and one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet,” Mr Javadekar tweeted.
The Ramsar Convention on wetlands is an inter-governmental treaty that gives the framework for nationwide motion and worldwide cooperation for the conservation and smart use of wetlands and their assets.