Threat to Deepor Beel’s existence remains unchanged
GUWAHATI: Greed among human beings has endangered the lives of several other species. Be it deforestation, pollution or encroachment of the habitat of wildlife, threat to the very existence of several species, including human beings themselves , looms large because of wanton destruction of nature by human beings.
Presently, several species of birds and water body species at Deepor are facing an endangered environment. While the water body is contaminated with harmful materials/chemicals, the GMC is using an area at Boragaon to dump waste since over a decade. Deepor Beel is marked by community fishing during Magh Bihu, The Beel provides the locals with an abundance of fish. The fish, in turn, attract migratory. However, the ongoing encroachment around the Beel may in due course wipe the water bodt from the existing map it is feared.
As per a forest department source, dumping of municipal waste continued in the vicinity of the water body puts the Ramsar Site wetland under ecological threat. With a view to preserving the water body, a stakeholder council is being planned by the government according to a source in the government. Departments like forest, GMC, GMDA, GDD, PCBA, revenue and tourism are likely to be members of the council to be supervised by the Chief Minister.