International Conference on World Wetlands Day organized in Indore
On World Wetlands Day, an international conference has been organized in Indore today. Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav will be present as the chief guest and Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Choubey a special guest in this program organized at Sirpur Pond, the Ramsar site of Indore. Dr. Masunda Mumba, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands will also be present on this occasion.
The program is being organized jointly by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Madhya Pradesh State Wetland Authority and Municipal Corporation, Indore on World Wetlands Day. More than 200 experts including officials, scientists, and managers of 80 Ramsar sites in the country are participating in the program.
The number of ponds in Madhya Pradesh is more than 15 thousand. Many measures are being taken by the state government for the conservation of ponds. Due to this, the number of Ramsar sites has increased from one to four in just two years. Apart from this, Bhopal and Indore are among the three cities of the country that are moving towards getting recognition as Ramsar Wetland City.