Biswakarma Jhora now Bio Diversity Park, nest for Feathered Visitors

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The restored Biswakarma Jhora (water body), also known locally as Padma Pukur in Alipurduar District of West Bengal has recently being sustainably developed as a Bio-Diversity Park has already started getting many feathered visitors such as Cormorants, Lesser Whistling Ducks, and River Lapwings. The feathered visitors and the variety of flowers laid around the pond have completely changed the face of the once derelict pond.

Excavation of Pond beside Biswakarma Jhora is on which will be an Extension of Biswakarma Jhora itself and will be converted to Matsya Abhay Ashram, wherein species of fishes indigenous to Dooars will be reared for ex-situ conservation. The district administration is also planning take up bee keeping at the site.

The restoration work of Biswakarma Jhora spread across 20 bighas of land has been initiated by the Alipurduar District Administration through MGNREGS which has generated livelihood opportunities for the inhabitants residing in the periphery of the Biswakarma Jhora.