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Harike Wetland

Harike Wetland:

According to the recent water bird census, the Harike wetland witnessed a decline in migratory birds’ arrival this year.

  • Harike wetland Sanctuary also locally known as “Hari-ke-Pattan” is one of the largest wetlands in northern India.
  • It is situated at the confluence of two major rivers of Punjab Sutlej and Beas.
  • Harike wetland came into existence in 1953 due to the construction of a barrage on River Sutlej.
  • It has been designated as one of the Ramsar sites in India.
  • This is a man-made, riverine wetland spreads across three districts of Punjab e., Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Kapurthala.