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

Email: mverma@iifm.org

This photo gallery has been created out of the project titled "Economic valuation of Bhoj Wetland for Sustainable Use" carried out by Dr. Madhu Verma (Principal Investigator) and her team at IIFM (Nishita Bakshi & Ramesh P.K. Nair, Senior Research Fellows) under World Bank Aided India: Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project Co-ordinated by EERC Implementation Cell at Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai, India. The financial and technical advices of the agencies involved are duly acknowledged.

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Indian Institute of Forest Management,
Bhopal, India
(website: www.iifm.org)

Factual information about Bhoj Wetland
The aesthetic beauty of Bhoj Wetland
Benefits from the wetland
Threats to the wetland
Restoration and mitigation activities
Finding of the project


Factual Information about Bhoj Wetland

  • Located in the City of Bhopal, India
  • Comprises of Upper Lake (11th Century) and Lower Lake (18th Century)
  • Upper Lake : Catchment Area - 361 Sq. km.
  • Water Spread area – 31 Sq. km.
  • Lower Lake : Catchment Area – 9.6 Sq. km.
  • Water Spread area – 1.29 Sq. km.
  • Only Wetland in Asia to receive Rs. 247 Crore (US$ 54 Million @ 1 US$ = Rs. 46, current rate) loan from JBIC, Japan for its Restoration and Integrated Management

The Aesthetic Beauty of Bhoj Wetland: As Seen Through Various Cameras

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Slide 1: The Magnificent Upper Lake of Bhopal
Captured in Camera by Central Color Lab, Bhopal

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Slide 2: The Upper Lake with the then Amazing Yacht Club
Captured in Camera by Prem Verma, Bhopal in 1961

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Slide 3: Panoramic view of Upper Lake of Bhoj Wetland from the highest point located at Shyamala Hills
Captured in Camera by Central Color Lab, Bhopal

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Slide 4: Upper Lake Against Beautiful Sunset
Captured in Camera by Central Color Lab, Bhopal

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Slide 5: View of Widened Canal at Upper Lake from IIFM Located in the Southern Part of the Upper Lake
Captured in Camera by Project Team, IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 6 : Holy Mazar at Takia Island in the Middle of Upper Lake
Captured in Camera by Central Color Lab, Bhopal


Benefits from the Wetland

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Slide 7: Drinking Water Availability – View of a Pumping Station
Captured in Camera by Project Team, IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 8: Employment and Income Opportunities Through Fishing in Upper Lake
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 9: Boating Activities in Upper Lake
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal

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Slide 10: Aesthetic Beauty of Upper Lake
Captured in Camera by Central Color Lab, Bhopal

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Slide 11: Migratory Birds In Shallow Area of Lake
Captured in Camera by Project Team of IIFM, Bhopal


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