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Lake Conservation and Mangement Lake Conservation and Mangement

Conservation and Management of Lakes- An Indian Perspective

Government of India opertionalized National Wetland Conservation Programme (NWCP) in closed collaboration with concerned State Government during the year 1985/86. Under the programme 115 wetlands have been identified till now by the Ministry which requires urgent conservation and management initiatives. The Aim of the Scheme Conservation and wise use of wetlands in the country so as to prevent their further degradation.

The scheme was initiated with the following objectives:-

  • to lay down policy guidelines for conservation and management of wetlands in the country;
  • to undertake intensive conservation measures in priority wetlands;
  • to monitor implementation of the programme; and
  • to prepare an inventory of Indian wetlands.