Socio-economic impact of wetlands: a study based on Navithanveli DS Division
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This study aims at socio-economic impact of wetland in the study area as primary objective together with to study the secondary objectives as to find the challenges for the wetland and to propose remedial measures to overcome challenges, caused to the wetland destruction. Primary and secondary data were used for this study. As primary data, direct observation, questionnaire survey and group discussion were used. As secondary data, statistical data from Navithanveli DS Division, previous researches and books were used. In Navithenveli DS Division, inhabitants are benefitted by wetlands in many ways. Paddy cultivations, vegetable cultivation, small scale fishing, biodiversity, groundwater recharge, gardening, Tule mat industry and water for domestic usages. Indiscriminate activities of inhabitants, unplanned and improper infrastructure have caused many challenges for the wetlands in the study area. Many remedial measures have been recommended to conserve the wetlands in the study area.
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