8th ANNUAL PULICAT DAY TO BE OBSERVED ON FEB 2
- The eighth annual pulicat day wil be observed on February 2 at Pulicat to create awareness among people about the importance of protecting the lagoon.
- The day is celebrated as the world wetlands day, with activities like catamaran race, rangoli competition,quiz and drawing competition for children, heritage walk and folklore programs.
- The wetland was one of the northeast monsoon cloud attracting regions in the country. It was a centre of cotton route once.
- The economic boom and unplanned industrial expansion have led to exploitation of water basin to the lagoon.
Pulicat Lake :
Located in the Buckingham canal that stretched from Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and Marakkanam in Tamilnadu, pulicat lake was once once a prominent port of south east coast for cotton export which attracted the Arabs in 700AD, Europeans in 1502 and Japanese in 1619 in AD.
In which state Pulicat lake is present?
- a. Andhra Pradesh
- b. Tamil Nadu
- c. Both A and B
- d. Telangana
Analyze the critical importance of wetlands to the economy. List the threats faced by them in the recent times