Indian Cities Nominated For Wetland City Tag:
India has submitted nominations for three cities – Indore, Bhopal and Udaipur – to receive the tag of ‘International Wetland City’ under the Ramsar Convention.
- The wetlands near the three nominated Indian cities sustain local populations. Indore has the Sirpur Ramsar wetland site, Bhopal has the Bhoj Ramsar wetland, and Udaipur has numerous scenic lakes that attract tourists.
- Conserving these vital urban wetlands through appropriate policies and citizen participation makes the cities eligible for the Ramsar tag.
- It demonstrates their commitment to wise use of wetlands for current needs and future sustainable development.
- The wetland city accreditation also provides international recognition for conservation efforts by the municipal authorities.