Guwahati, June 11, 2019:
Noted Assamese singer Tarali Sarma has appealed to the people to save Deepor Beel for future generations.
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Endorsing the #LetsSaveDeeporBeel campaign launched by Inside Northeast, Tarali Sarma said, “First of all I am proud to be an Assamese. Assam is such a beautiful land you all are aware of it.We need to save our own land. We need to save it for ourselves; we need to save it for our future generations. We need to save it so that the world can see we have beautiful places.”
Appreciating the awareness campaign ##LetsSaveDeeporBeel initiated by Inside Northeast, she said, “Deepor Beel is a beautiful place. It is a wetland. So I personally request you to be aware of these kinds of facts, to stay alert and save our beautiful places. Specially, at this point of time let’s start with saving Deepor Beel.”
Deepor Beel is an open lake basin connected with a set of inflow and out flow channels. Originally, the beel had its natural linkages with the river Brahmaputra through the Sola Beel and the swampy areas of Pandu to the northeast.
Due to construction of residential buildings, NH-37 and Railway line the main link has already been disrupted and it remains as a small secondary channel. A perennial stream originating from Basistha runs through the heart of the Beel and joins the river Brahmaputra through Khanamukh towards north of the Beel. The stream is also fed by Bharalu river.
Deepor Beel has both biological and environmental importance besides being the only major storm water storage basin for Guwahati city.
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