Guwahati News Desk: To promote Deepor Beel as a tourist attraction, the Assam government plans to remove all unlawful encroachers from the state’s lone Ramsar site, Deepor Beel, which is located in the city. Deepor Beel, is a lake in the Assamese language that is located southwest of Guwahati in the Kamrup Metropolitan district of Assam, India.
In a historic Brahmaputra River channel, it is a continuous freshwater lake located to the south of the main river. The Ramsar Convention, which declared the lake as a Ramsar Site in November 2002, necessitating protection measures owing to its biological and environmental importance, refers to it as a wetland.
During the state Assembly’s winter session on Monday, the tourism department of Assam requested that the state revenue department draught a report on the unlawful encroachment in the Deepor Beel and submit it within 10 days. The state’s Tourism Department intends to build a watchtower and investigate the possibility of developing infrastructure facilities similar to Kashmir’s Dal Lake.
“Our administration has a strong attitude to unlawful encroachment,” Assam tourism minister Bimal Borah told the House. Illegal immigrants have been expelled from Garukhuti, Lumding Forest, and other locations. Within 10 days, I’d want the revenue department to produce a report on illegal encroachment in and around Deepor Beel.”
“Technical obstacles in installing various infrastructures at the area since Deepor Beel has been declared as a bird sanctuary,” he stated. On December 18, the forest department agreed to provide us with some land in exchange for us constructing the necessary infrastructure for the area’s tourist expansion. We’re going to build a watchtower and 100 houseboats.” The opposition Congress also demanded that the lake’s illegal encroachment be eliminated as quickly as feasible, as well as the dumping site near the Beel.