The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched the 100 wetlands rejuvenation as one of the transformative ideas of the government towards making the country water secure. In the meeting of State Wetlands Authority held on August 26, 2019, the Secretary, Mr C.K.Mishra urged state government representatives to make wetlands conservation a mass movement in the country. A four-pronged approach, which includes creation of baseline information, constitution of citizen networks, ecosystem health assessment and formulation of integrated management plans will be adopted for the initiative.
Wetlands International South Asia, as a knowledge partner of the Ministry, has worked closely on developing the concept and will provide handholding support to the state governments towards meeting the programme objectives.
A discussion on expanding the Ramsar Site network, considering the rich wetland diversity in the country was also held at the meeting.