Thursday, 30 March 2017

Aquatic Life in Ganga River

The Government has recently launched a survey in river Ganga to determine the population of aquatic life including that of the endangered Gangetic dolphin. National Mission for Clean Ganga has entrusted Wild Life Institute of India (WII), Dehradun to carry out a comprehensive survey of the aqua life of Ganga. As part of this project WII has initiated a standardized multi- species focus field survey throughout the Ganga River stretch. The survey focuses on the Gangetic Dolphin, Otter, Crocodiles, Fresh water turtles, migratory and breeding water birds, Amphibians, Fish and aquatic insects. 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Vijay Goel in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 


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