Chandigarh: The UT Wildlife Department has made four shallow water bodies in Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary to nurture the migratory birds and make them comfortable for nesting and breeding. Such water bodies will also be source of drinking water for other animals like sambhars, antelopes and barasinghas found in the Sukhna Wild Life Sanctuary.
Keeping the birds away from the noise pollution at Sukhna Lake, the Wildlife Department has made four shallow water bodies inside the Sukhna wildlife sanctuary made under Nagar Van Udyan Yojna, said Chief Conservator Forests Chandigarh Santosh Kumar.
Santosh Kumar said that the placement of the four water bodies has been made according to water source and existence of the migratory birds. He said that migratory birds have already started arriving at one of the four water bodies. Indian Cormorant, King Fisher and Turtles have been found at the water body, said Santosh Kumar.
The shallow water bodies have been made at spot behind gurdwara, others near watch tower and opposite inspection house inside the nature trail and one at confluence point where rivulets from Nepli and Kansal meet near regulator end of the lake, said Santosh Kumar.
“We have tried to create natural and comfortable shallow water bodies for the migratory birds in Sukhna wildlife sanctuary. The idea is to give natural surroundings to the migratory birds so that they may nest and breed there. We are using sewerage water filtered by natural process at one of the water bodies behind the gurdwara where clear water is being collected in the water body for migratory birds,” said Santosh Kumar.
He also added that it was learnt that due to increasing population at Sukhna Lake, the noise pollution pushed the migratory birds to quieter portion of the lake either towards the regulator end or the forest area. So, decision was taken to provide water bodies.
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