Homestay facility to start at Haryana’s Sultanpur, Bhindawas


Recently, a home stay policy has been made for Tikkartal located in Morni Hills of Panchkula district and on the same pattern home stay will also be started in the villages around these two lakes. With this, tourists will be able to experience Haryanvi culture and get glimpses of rural life. Divulging information regarding this during World Wetlands Day programme organized at Sultanpur National Park in Gurugram, the Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that it is very necessary to maintain balance between both earth and water as wherever there are wetlands, birds from all over the country and the world migrate to such places. Thousands of birds migrate from other countries and regions at Sultanpur and Bhindawas lakes in Haryana, said Manohar Lal. In continuation to aforesaid, It is pertinent to mention that very year 50,000 birds of more than 100 species reach Sultanpur. Similarly, 40,000 birds of more than 80 species come to Bhindawas every year. More than 100 home species of birds are also found in Bhindawas

Thee present State Government is giving an annual pension of Rs. 2500 to the family or institution taking care of trees that have completed 75 years. Haryana is the only state where pension for trees is being given. Besides, for the rejuvenation of ponds in Haryana, Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority has been constituted. There are about 18,000 ponds in the state. Earlier siltation took place in the ponds and the clay layer was removed. After this the overflowing of the ponds was stopped and recharging of water was done, but today there are 6000 ponds in the state which overflow during the rains. This year 1900 ponds will be cleaned by the Pond Authority, next year, the work of 2500 ponds will be carried out. Thereby all the ponds of the state will be rejuvenated by removing the dirt from these ponds. It is worth mentioning that forest department has a record 49 lakes of the country in the Ramsar site, including Sultanpur and Bhindawas lakes of Haryana. In future, work will be done to get 75 lakes of the country registered in the Ramsar sites.