Damdama and Badhkal Lakes

Haryana’s Disappearing Lakes


Author: Shridhar Jawak & Sulagna Chattopadhyay, The authors are a Remote Sensing Officer with Svalbard Integrated Arctic Observing System, Norway and founder editor G’nY

Issue : Vanishing Profiles

Date : 16th October 2018



Damdama and Badhkal, two prominent lakes situated in the north and south of the Aravalli outcrops, have all but vanished. Increasing human interference, unprecedented rise in built up area, privatisation of land for recreational purposes and unsustainable cropping activities in recent years are wiping out these lakes.


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