Photo essay: Bhoj Wetlands, Bhopal, India

17/11/2001

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BHOJ WETLAND, BHOPAL, INDIA

Contributed by

Dr. (Mrs.) Madhu Verma,

Associate Professor, faculty area of Forest Resource Economics and Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India

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Threats to the Wetland

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Slide 12: Washing Activities in the Lower Lake
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 13: Agricultural Encroachment Near Upper Lake
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 14: Population Growth - Upper Lake in the Backdrop of Highly Urbanized Bhopal City
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 15: Flow of Sewage and Siltation in Upper Lake from the Adjoining Colonies
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 16: Bathing Activities in the Upper Lake at the Idol Immersion Bank
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 17: Water Chestnut (Trapa bispinosa) Cultivation in Upper Lake – Illegally Done
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 18 : Weed (Eichornia crassipes) Growth in Upper Lake Causing Shrinkage of Lake Area and Less Water Availability
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal


Restoration and Mitigation Activities

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Slide 19: Gabian Structure to Control Flow of Solid Waste
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 20: Construction of Special Bank for Immersion of Idols
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 21: Removal of Weeds (Eichornia crassipes and Ipomea aquatica)
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 22: Night View of Newly Constructed 5 kms Link Road Adjacent to Upper Lake Constructed as Buffer Zone to Check Encroachment
Captured in Camera by Central Color Lab, Bhopal

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Slide 23: Afforestation Activities to Check Encroachment, Siltation and Flow of Sewage and Agricultural Residues
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 24: Deepening and Widening of Spill Channel
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 26: Collection of City’s Solid Waste
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal


Need to Conserve this Urban Wetland

Finding of the project: People of Bhopal have showed high willingness to pay to conserve this heritage of the city of Historic City of Bhopal

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