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Bidhannagar Wetland, kokata

keÀener Òeotef<ele nesTve cejCeemevve nesleevee efomeleele. HeeCeLeUeR®es cenÊJe HeìJetve osC³eemeeþer pevepeeie=leer DeeefCe l³ee efoMesves nesCeejs keÀece ³eecegUs keÀener HeeCeLeUer Jee®eu³ee Deensle. HeeCeLeUer®³ee J³eJemLeeHevee®es SkeÀ cenÊJee®es Deved GÊece GoenjCe cnCepes HetJe& keÀuekeÀÊee ³esLeerue HeeCeLeU. peCet HeeCeLeU J³eJemLeeHevee®ee JemletHeeþ®e. efyeOeeveveiej ns keÀesuekeÀlee ³esLeerue KeeN³ee HeeC³ee®³ee HeeCeLeUerpeJeU JemeJeues iesuesues SkeÀ Menj. keÀener MelekeÀebHetJeea ³ee KeeN³ee HeeC³eeJej GHeefpeefJekeÀe Demeuesu³ee ceemesceeN³eebveer mJeleëmeeþer DeeefCe HeeCeLeU efìkeÀeJeer cnCetve Menjeleerue HeeCeer-meeb[HeeCeer ³ee HeeCeLeUerle ³esF&ue DeMeer J³eJemLee kesÀueer. l³eecegUs l³eebvee ceeMeeb®eer Hewoeme keÀjCes megueYe Peeues. ns meeb[HeeCeer ceie YeeleMesleermeeþerner JeeHejele DeeCeues peeT ueeieues. ³ee KeeN³ee HeeC³ee®³ee HeeCeLeUer keÀOeerkeÀeUer - Deelee keÀesj[îee He[uesu³ee veoerletve mecegêeuee pees[uesu³ee nesl³ee. l³eecegUs l³eeceO³es l³eele mecegêe®³ee ueeìebyejesyej ³esCeejs HeeCeer efceUle nesles. ns HeeCeer veblej veoerletve yeb i eeue®³ee GHemeeiejele peeTve ef c eUle nes l es . HeeC³ee®³ee ³ee DeefYemejCeecegUs ³ee HeeCeLeUer KeeN³ee HeeC³eeleerue celm³e GÐeesieemeeþer GÊece peeiee þjle nesl³ee. Hejbleg ceeCemee®³ee nmle#esHeecegUs ³ee HeeCeLeUeR®ee mecegêeMeer Demeuesuee mebyebOe nUtnUt keÀceer nesT ueeieuee. lesJne ceef®íceej yeebOeJeebveer ³ee HeefjefmLeleeruee DevegketÀue nesC³ee®es þjefJeues. ³ee HeeCeLeUer meeJekeÀeMeHeCes meeb[HeeC³eeleerue `efHeÀMejerped' yeveu³ee. lesJneHeemetve ³ee HeeCeLeUer Menjeleerue meeb[HeeCeer efpejJeleele. IevekeÀ®eje keÀener ÒeceeCeele meeceeJetve Iesleele. l³ee yeou³eele ceemes DeeefCe vewmeefie&keÀefjl³ee le³eej Peeuesuee

YeepeerHeeuee osleele. l³ee®eyejesyej DeveskeÀ He#eer, JevemHeleer DeeefCe ÒeeC³eebveener Deemeje osleele. ns nesC³eemeeþer meeb[HeeCeer peefceveerKeeueerue PeekeÀuesu³ee ieìejebceOetve HebeEHeie mìsMevekeÀ[s DeeCeues peeles. lesLes les Kegu³ee Heeìeletve, ®e@veumeceOetve mees[ues peeles. l³eeveblej ns meeb[HeeCeer keÀesuekeÀel³eeleerue HeeCeLeUeRceO³es ceemesceejermeeþer JeeHejues peeles. keÀener efoJemeebveblej megJespe (meeb[HeeCeer) ceOeerue meWêer³e HeoeLee&®es yee³ees[erûes[sMeve (pewJeDeHeIeìve) nesles. DeMee ÒekeÀejs ³ee HeeCeLeUer ns SJe{îee ceesþîee ÒeceeCeele meeb[HeeC³eeJej peieCeeN³ee ceeMeeb®es peieeleerue cenÊJee®es GoenjCe Deens. meve 2002 ceO³es l³eeuee `jecemej'®ee opee& osKeerue efceUeuee Deens. Kejb cnCepes DeMee ÒekeÀej®es HeeCeLeU peeieeb®es J³eJemLeeHeve meJe&®e HeeCeLeUeR®es Jne³euee nJes. DeLee&le DeueerkeÀ[s HeeCeLeUeRJej nesCeeN³ee Deefle¬eÀceCee®ee ÒeMve HeÀej efyekeÀì Deens. l³eeyejesyej peueo ieleerves pecee nesCeeN³ee ieeUe®eer mecem³eemeg×e iebYeerj Deens. ³ee HeeCeLeUeR®³ee mecem³eebkeÀ[s leelkeÀeU ue#e osC³ee®eer iejpe Deens. Dev³eLee DeJ³eJemLeeHeveeyejesyej®e DeveskeÀ ueeskeÀeb®³ee GHeefpeefJekesÀ®es meeOeve keÀesuece[sue. Jejerue GoenjCe Peeues mecegêeMeer mebueive Demeuesu³ee HeeCeLeUeR®es. ³ee®e yejesyej DeeHeues DeefmlelJe efìkeÀefJeC³eemeeþer Flej Jesìue@v[med-HeeCeLeUeR®esner j#eCe nesCeb, l³eeb®eer keÀeUpeer IesCeb Del³eble iejpes®eb Deens. Jesìue@v[med ³ee Jesìue@v[med Deensle `Jesmì ue@v[med' veJnsle ³ee®eer veeWo IesCes DeeJeM³ekeÀ Deens.


ceuee Demes Jeeìles... legcneuee?

`leerlej kesÀ oes Deeies leerlej, leerlej kesÀ oes efHeís leerlej, Deeies leerlej, efHeís leerlej, yeesuees efkeÀleves leerlej?' ³ee ieeC³ee®ee HeÀe³eoe IesTve SkeÀe He#eer mebIeìve mebmLesves leerlej mebj#eCe DeeefCe mebJeOe&veele ceole Iesleueer nesleer. HeCe Deepe ³ee `eflelej' cnCepes®e ueeJejer He#³ee®³ee yesmegceej nl³escegUs Ieìle peeCeejer mebK³ee Heentve KejesKej®e `yeesuees efkeÀleves eflelej' Demee®e ÒeMve meceesj ³eslees...

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yeesuees efkeÀleves `leerlej'...?

Heeb{N³ee MegYe´ keÀHe[îeeJej He[Ceejs [eie DeeefCe les efceìefJeC³eemeeþer JeeHejC³eele ³esCeeN³ee efJeefJeOe ef[ìpe¥ì®³ee peeefnjeleer Je=leHe$es, meeHleeefnkesÀ, ceeefmekeÀebceOetve l³ee®eyejesyej otjoMe&ve meb®eeJeªve DeveskeÀJesUe Òe#esefHele kesÀu³ee peeleele. [eie HetCe&HeCes iesuesues keÀHe[s Hegvne Hegvne oeKeJetve ³eMemJeer Òe³eesiee®eer iJeener efoueer peeles. Jew³eefkeÌlekeÀ HeeleUerJej DeeHeCe `MegYe´' jenC³ee®³ee Òe³elveele Demelees. cee$e Ieje®ee Gb y eje Dees u eeb [ uee keÀer , ceePee Deeef C e meYeesJeleer®³ee He³ee&JejCee®ee keÀe³e mebyebOe? ceeP³ee SkeÀìîeeves keÀe³e HeÀjkeÀ He[Ceej Deens? lees keÀjlees, ceie ceer keÀe vekeÀes? DeMee efJeef®e$e ceveesJe=Êeer®³ee ÒeJeenele DeeHeCe efcemeUtve peelees. keÀHe[îeeJej®es [eie efveIeleele. HeCe meg¢{ He³ee&JejCeeJej He[uesues [eie efveIeleele keÀe? les IeeueefJeC³ee®ee keÀesCeer Òe³elve keÀjlees keÀe? ceeP³ee ceveele ner ÒeMveMe=bKeuee le³eej nesC³eeme peyeeyeoej nesleer, leer ³ee HesÀye´gJeejer ceefnv³ee®³ee 10 leejKesuee Fbûepeer, cejeþer Je=ÊeHe$eele Heefnu³ee HeeveeJej PeUkeÀuesueer yeeleceer. `efieOee[, ueeJee, keÀeUe efLejefLeje ns He#eer cegyb eF&letve nÎHeej?' meg¢{ He³ee&JejCe DeeefCe

l³eeme pees[uesu³ee pewJeefJeefJeOelesJej He[uesuee ne ceeveJeefveefce&le keÀeUe [eie Deens. keÀmee peeCeej ne [eie? keÀener [eie ns ve peeC³eemeeþer®e Demeleele. l³eeHewkeÀer®e vegkeÀles®e Peeuesues ns He#eerefveefj#eCe. efieOee[, keÀeUe efLejefLeje DeeefCe ueeJejer®es Demes De¢M³e nesCes ceeP³ee ceveeme ®eìkeÀe ueeTve iesues. ueneveHeCeeHeemetve ³ee He#³eeMeer ceePeer Peeuesueer DeesUKe Deepener DeeefoJeemeer Yeeieele keÀe³e& keÀjleevee efìketÀve Deens. ner yeeleceer Jee®eueer DeeefCe Hee®e-mene Je<ee&HetJeea®ee SkeÀ Òemebie ceeP³ee vepejsmeceesj GYee jeefnuee. þeC³eeceOeerue SkeÀ Jepeveoej J³ekeÌleercelJe ceeP³eeyejesyej Jee[e ef J e¬eÀceie[ ³es L es Deeef o Jeemeer ceef n ueeb ® ³ee mecem³eebJej keÀece keÀjC³eeme GlmegkeÀ nesles. mekeÀeUer®e Deecner meensyeeb®eer iee[er IesTve efveIeeuees. Hee[îee-Hee[îeeJej efHeÀªve HeenCeer HetCe& Peeueer DeeefCe Jee[e-efJe¬eÀceie[ jml³eeJej®³ee SkeÀe Oeey³eeyej pesJeCe IesC³eemeeþer Leebyeuees. ne@ìsue®³ee oMe&veer YeeieeceOeerue efHebpeN³eele keÀener jeKee[er jbiee®³ee ueneve He#³eeb®ee ef®eJeef®eJeeì meg ª nes l ee. Heueer k eÀ[s 3-4 keÀeW y e[îee Kegje[îeele ce=l³eg®eer Jeeì Henele nesl³ee. ceer meensyeebvee efJe®eejues, `ne ueeJejer He#eer vee?'


12 `leerlej kesÀ oes Deeies leerlej, leerlej kesÀ oes efHeís leerlej, Deeies leerlej, efHeís leerlej, yeesuees efkeÀleves leerlej?' efle®³ee ³ee ieeC³ee®ee HeÀe³eoe IesTve SkeÀe He#eer mebIeìve mebmLesves leerlej mebj#eCe DeeefCe mebJeOe&veeceOes efle®eer ceolemeg×e Iesleueer nesleer. HeeUerJe nÊeer®³ee mene³³eeves pebieueer nÊeeRvee HekeÀ[ues peeles. l³ee®e He×leerves HeeUerJe ueeJejer DeLeJee leerlej®³ee mene³³eeves Jeve ueeJejeRvee HekeÀ[ues peeles. ³eemeeþer HeeUerJe ueeJejer®ee efHebpeje Jeve ueeJejer Demeuesu³ee Yeeieele þsJeleele Je meYeesJeleer peeUer Hemejleele. SkeÀe ueeJejerves DeeJeepe kesÀuee keÀer Flej l³eeuee Òeeflemeeo osTve l³ee®³eekeÀ[s ³esleele DeeefCe ³ee®ee®e HeÀe³eoe IesTve efMekeÀejer ueeJejeRvee menpe HekeÀ[leele. ³eeme `ef[keÀe@³e' Demes cnCeleele. ³ee He×leerle DeveskeÀJesUe Keesìe ueeJejer He#eermegOoe efHebpeN³eele þsJeleele. l³eeuee HeenC³eeme yeekeÀer®es ³esleele DeeefCe HekeÀ[ues peeleele. Jeve ueeJejer®ee Keje Me$eg ne HeÀemes HeejOeer Deens. ceeUceeL³eeJej KeefjHe HeerkeÀ keÀe{Ceer®³ee JesUer YejHetj Jeve ueeJejer efomeleele. keÀejCe ³ee®e keÀeUele l³eeb®³ee efHeueeb®eer HetCe& Jee{ Peeuesueer Demeles. HeÀemes HeejOeer l³eebvee menpe HekeÀ[tve Oeey³eeJej efJekeÀleele. SkeÀe pees[eruee 100 les 150 ©He³es menpe efceUleele. Meslee®³ee yeebOeeJej, ieesþîeepeJeU, Mesleele, ®ejeT yewueeb®³ee Hee³eepeJeU ns He#eer menpe Dee{Uleele. keÀejCe yewueeb®³ee Hee³eecegUs

ieJeleeceOeerue efkeÀìkeÀ G[leele DeeefCe les ueeJejer®es Ye#e yeveleele. HeÀemesHeejKeer DeMee efþkeÀeCeer Dee[esMeeuee GYes jentve l³eebvee Deieoer menpe HekeÀ[leele. efoJemeeuee efo[Mes les oesveMes ueeJejer HekeÀ[Ceejs DeveskeÀ HeejOeer Deensle. ueeJejer ne He#eer MeslekeÀN³eeb®ee efce$e Deens. ³ee He#³ee®³ee NnemeecegUs ceeUceeL³eeJejerue Mesleer mebHevvelesJej vekeÀejelcekeÀ HeefjCeece peeCeJet ueeieuee Deens. Jeve ueeJejer®es ceebme μeefjje®³ee petveeì jesieeJej Deefleμe³e GHe³eesieer Demeu³ee®³ee iewjmecepetleercegUs Deepe ³ee He#³eeme keÀeWye[erHes#eener peemle ceeieCeer Deens. ³ee ceeieCeerletve®e Jeve ueeJejer ³ee ef®ecegkeÀu³ee jepeme He#³ee®ee μesJeì peJeU ³esT ueeieuee Deens. ³ee He#³eeme Jev³e Heμeg He#eer keÀe³eÐeeKeeueer HetCe& mebj#eCe Deens. Jeve ueeJejer®es ceebme KeeCes ne JeemleefJekeÀ iegvne Deens. jep³e jmles DeeefCe je<ì^er³e ceneceeiee&Jej DeveskeÀ Oeey³eebJej ueeJejer®³ee ef®ecegkeÀu³ee ceevee menpe cegjieUu³ee peeleele. ns kegÀþs lejer Leebyee³euee nJes. HeÀemes HeejOeer DeeefCe DeeefoJeemeer leªCeebceO³es ³eeyeÎue peeie=leer keÀjCes iejpes®es Deens. Oeeyes ceeuekeÀebvee ³ee peerJeeb®³ee peieC³ee®es cenÊJe mecepeeTve osCes DeeJeμ³ekeÀ Deens. l³ee®e yejesyej yeìsj Heeueve J³eJemee³e pej DeeHeu³ee Yeeieele meg© Peeuee lej ³ee He#³eeuee Lees[s lejer efpeJeoeve efceUsue, Demes ceuee Jeeìles! legcneuee?

ÒeMve legce®ee... GÊej efJe%eevee®es... - efJeosμeer Ie[îeeU Heentve Yeejleer³e JesU keÀμeer DeesUKeeJeer? : peerSceìer cnCepes ûeerefve®e mejemejer JesU DeeefCe ³etìermeer cnCepes peeieeflekeÀ meceeefvJele JesU. ³ee oesve mece³e ÒeCeeueer peieeleerue meJe& mLeUeb®eer JesU þjJeC³eemeeþer JeeHeju³ee peeleele. ueb[veceOeerue ûeerefve®e mLeUe®eer JesU cnCepes peerSceìer, leer ³egìermeerμeer pegUleer Deens. peieYejeleerue meJe& Deeblejje<ì^e³r e keÀeueefJeYeeie ³egìermeer®³ee meboYee&le ceespeues peeleele. Deelee keÌJeeì&Pe mHeÀefìkeÀeleerue mHeboves ner efve³eefcele Demeu³eeves, le³eej Ie[îeeUs De®etkeÀ Demeleele. peerSceìerμeer ner JesU pegUJeueer keÀer peeieeflekeÀ JesU efceUles. Yeejleer³e ÒeceeCeJesU ner ³egìermeer®³ee meboYee&μeer ner JesU pegUJeueer keÀer peeieeflekeÀ JesU efceUles. Yeejleer³e ÒeceeCeJesU ner ³egìermeer®³ee meboYee&le + 5.30 Deens. cnCepes®e Yeejleele mebO³eekeÀeU®es 6.30 Jeepeleele, lesJne ûeerefve®euee ogHeej®ee 1 Jeepeuesuee Demelees.

- HeÀUeb®ee jme efHeCes efkeÀleHele Deejesi³eoe³eer Deens? : DeepeejHeCeele ceesmebyeer®ee jme efHeC³eeme [e@keÌìj meebieleele. kesÀJeU 100 ìkeÌkesÀ HeÀUeb®³ee jmeeJej þsJetve ªiCeeuee yejs keÀjCeejer `HeÀuejmeÒeeμeve' ner efvemeieexHe®eej ÒeCeeueer Deens. DecesefjkesÀleerue mebμeesOekeÀebveer HeÀuejmeÒeeμeveeμeer ceOegcesne®ee mebyebOe μeesOeuee. efuebyet , êe#e, [eefUbye, meHeÀj®ebo Deeefo HeÀUjme ceOegcesneRvee efHeC³eeme efoues. l³eeveblej jkeÌleμeke&Àje Je Fvm³egeuf eve cee$ee ³eeb®es ÒeceeCe þjJetve ceOegcesneR®eer ®ee®eCeer kesÀueer. ceeveJeer osnele Fvm³egueerve le³eej nesC³eeme De[LeUe efvecee&Ce Peeu³eeme ceOegcesn neslees. J³ee³eece, efve³ebe$f ece Deenej, efve³ebe$f ele osnJepeve ³ee®es DeJeuebyeve kesÀu³eeme ne efJekeÀej efve³eb$eCeele ³eslees. Deenejele ÒeefLeve³egkeÌle HeoeLe&, HeÀUs, Yeep³ee, Oeev³e ³eeb®ee meceeJesμe ueeYeoe³eer þjlees. meeKej ve Ieeuelee DeOee& keÀHe HeÀuejme efHeCes ©iCeeme Deejesi³eoe³eer þjles.

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- OJeveerÒeot<eCe ns He#eerpeerJeveeme keÀmes ceejkeÀ Deens? : Decesejf kesÀleerue keÀesueesj[ @ es yeesu[j efJeÐeeHeerþeves kesÀuesu³ee mebμeesOevee®ee Je=Êeeble ne `Òeesefmeef[bipe Dee@HeÀ o ve@μeveue DekeÀeoceer Dee@HeÀ mee³evme' (HeerSveSmeme) ³ee efve³elekeÀeefuekeÀele Òeefme× Peeuee Deens. ceeCemeeHes#ee He#³eeb®³ee Deejesi³eeme OJeefveÒeot<eCe DeefOekeÀ IeelekeÀ þjles. OJeveerkeÀ[s DeekeÀef<e&le nesCeeN³ee yuetye[&men He#³eeb®³ee leerve ÒepeeleeRJej Òe³eesie keÀjC³eele Deeues. l³eeb®es jkeÌlevecegves leHeemeu³eeJej, OJeefveÒeot<eCeebcegUs He#³eebceO³es leeCe efvecee&Ce nesTve l³eeb®eer Òepeveve#ecelee Ieìles, Demee efve<keÀ<e& mebμeesOekeÀ ve@Leve keÌuesF&mì ³eebveer keÀe{uee Deens. [e@. megOeerj ceeW[keÀj 98695 75594


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Tiny 'Tigers' amongst the Insects There exists a group of insects called Beetles. Many of these Beetles have Blue / red metallic colours and are endemic to Western Ghats. These are from “Tiger” beetle family which comprises of shiny predatory beetles which are usually fast and agile runners on the ground. These usually feed on other smaller insects. The adults have big compound eyes with acute vision. The jaws are powerful and efficient, while the antennae are slender and usually have eleven segments. Tiger beetles come in many colors. Some are plain black, but others are stunningly decorated in metallic green, brown, maroon, or purple, often with stripes or spots. These beetles are normally small but few species can reach a length of 3 inches. Their beauty, diversity and wariness make them a favorite among collectors worldwide. Besides their appeal to collectors, researchers find tiger beetles as excellent models for research. These characteristics make tiger beetles one of the best studied non-pest insects

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Paris Peacock Sc Name - Papilio paris Family - Papilionidae Sub-family - Papilioninae This big swallow tail butterfly is black with green dusting all over! Wing width is from 90 mm to 140 mm. Upperside forewing is marked with a marrow green band closer to lower edge. The hind wing is roundish with a tail and dentate edge. It has a big blue patch. On the dentate edge three green crescent spots and a red spot at the inner lower end. The underside is dark brown. The hind wing has ochraceous-red lunules on the wing edge. Male female are similar looking. Paris Peacock is a strong flier. It is a moist evergreen forest dweller butterfly. It is mostly found in Western Ghat, Himalaya . Though common in monsoon, it is seen on the wings from March to November. Especially male are seen flying over rivulets, nallhas. Loves flower nectar as well as mud puddling. In India it is found in Southern Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chattisgadh, Uttaranchal to Sikkim. In the world it is found in Bangladesh and Myanmar. It lay eggs on Citrus spp, Evodia roxburghiana (Melicope), Toddalia asiatica (Orange Climber), Zanthoxylym ovalifolium (Thorny Yellow-Wood)


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INDIA’S WETLANDS – AN ABUSED ECOSYSTEM? Chilika Lake

Groundwater is one of the primary sources of water for us and wetlands allow rainwater to seep through and recharge the water table. Filling in our wetlands and the increased concretisation of our cities are among the reasons why there has been a drastic drop in groundwater levels.

Shalini Iyengar International University College of Turin

Each year, 2nd February is celebrated as World Wetlands Day to commemorate the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in Ramsar, Iran in 1971. The theme some years ago was Disaster Risk Reduction, because wetlands can protect us from natural disasters. The Ramsar Convention, was a landmark achievement in formally acknowledging the huge impact that wetlands have on our lives. This piece was originally published in February 2016. Broadly speaking, wetlands may be defined as land that is covered with water for part or whole of the year, making them “transitional between terrestrial and aquatic eco-systems”.

The term can be used to refer to marshes, mangroves, backwaters and lakes along with other water bodies. Why We Should Care Today, wetlands cover an approximate 4.7 percent of Indian territory – around 115 of them are protected under the National Wetland Conservation Plan. Some of the most famous wetlands in India include popular areas like the Chilikalake in Odisha, the Ashtamudi lake in Kerala and the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. In this article, we take a look at some of the reasons why India should care about the wetlands: 1. Flood absorbers: Wetlands have an incredible


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