SUBJECT : Message of Shri Prakash Javadekar Minister of Environment Forest and Climate Change Government of India on the occasion of World Wetlands Day 2 February 2016 

 




Message of Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, 2nd February, 2016

The World Wetlands Day, celebrated on 2nd February each year around the world to mark the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the city of Ramsar in Iran in 1971, is a day to promote, create awareness and ensure positive & affirmative action for conservation of wetlands.
Water is life, and wetlands are the life support systems that ensure functioning of the water cycle. Wetlands help recharge groundwater aquifers, cleanse polluted waters, protect shorelines and act as sponges to mitigate floods.

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Source: ENVIS Secretariat