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| Last Updated:: 01/09/2021

Illegal sand mining a threat to the shrinking Chandubi lake





By Anuraag Baruah




  •  Chandubi lake was formed in 1897 as the result of a major earthquake in the region during which a forest area went down and became a lake. Since then, the lake has evolved to become a critical habitat for flora and fauna.
  • Of late though, the lake is receding and drying up fast and a part of it has transformed into a grazing field.
  • Rampant sand mining, both legal and illegal, in Kulsi river, is one of the reasons that the river is increasingly getting deeper and water from the Chandubi lake is flowing into the river, resulting in Chandubi getting drained out.