Anthropogenic Interferences on Wetland in Tufanganj II CD Block in Coochbihar District



The paper basically takes upon the view of the significance and areal extent of wetland as defined by the National Water Act, Act. 36 of 1998 as a transitional zone between the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems where the water table is generally at or near the surface, or the land is periodically covered with shallow water, and which land in normal circumstances supports or would support vegetation typically adapted to life in saturated soil. An attempt has been made to know the status of wetland and degradation of wetland ecosystem due to anthropogenic interferences in Tufanganj II block in Coochbihar district. The study is based on both primary and secondary data. The study also leads to the sustainable management of natural wetland in the form of oxbow lake in that particular area.

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