Incidentally: How serious are we about the safety of migratory birds?

प्रसंगवश: प्रवासी परिंदों की सुरक्षा के प्रति हम कितने गंभीर

During the winter season, a large number of migrant birds come to Rajasthan, but there are no arrangements for their safety. In fact, considering the manner in which a large number of birds are dying in the state for the last three years, it does not seem that the seriousness of the crisis is being understood.

The importance given to migratory birds in the culture and folk songs of Rajasthan is not visible at the government level. No seriousness is seen in the safety and care of the migratory birds.

The incidents of death of a large number of birds are exposing the government systems and arrangements to deal with the epidemic. In Jodhpur district, the process of Kurjan’s death did not even stop that about two dozen crows were found dead in Sambhar Lake too.

In fact, the way a large number of birds are dying in the state for the last three years, it does not seem that the seriousness of the crisis is being understood. In the second week of November, Kurjan migratory birds were found dead in large numbers in Kaprada village of Bilara area of ​​Jodhpur district. So far more than seven hundred Kurjans have died in Jodhpur district.

The worrying aspect of the matter is that no lessons are being learned from these incidents. Effective and effective arrangements are not being made to prevent the disease. The administration’s sleep was broken after a lapse of two weeks on the death of migratory birds in Sambhar. After this, twelve days also passed to find out the cause of death of the birds while their death sequence continued.

For many days, the administration could not decide whether the dead birds should be buried or they should be burnt. Last year also, thousands of birds died due to bird flu in the country and the state. This time also the same disease became the reason, but initially Kurjan was treated as Ranikhet disease.

The Rajasthan High Court had also asked the government to ascertain the cause of death of the birds. When the justice friends appointed by the High Court visited the lake, they had cited the negligence of the officials in their report. It is also sad that after the Sambhar tragedy, the budget received for the care of birds could not be spent.

The Forest Department had asked the government for a budget of Rs 37 lakh after this tragedy. Out of this, Rs 17.5 lakh was also approved but due to non-utilization of funds, there was lack of resources. However, there is a need to prepare and implement a comprehensive action plan at the government level for the protection of nature’s protector migratory birds and to save the ecology.

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