Sareri Bandh

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Sareri Dam was built by the Department of Irrigation in 1957 on Mansi River around 24 km north of Bundi. The water from the reservoir is used for supporting agriculture in the surrounding areas through canals (Kulshreshtha 2000). Eight to ten thousand waterfowl come to this wetland during winter. Many pairs of Sarus Crane Grus antigone use the habitat around the lake for breeding. In February 2002, Manoj Kulshreshtha, State Coordinator of IBCN, during Wetland Surveys of Rajasthan, found 8,000-10,000 waterfowl in the lake. Due to scanty rainfall in 2002, this lake was also reduced to one-fourth of its total capacity. During normal rains when waterspread is more, there could be more than 20,000 waterfowl (M. Kulshreshtha pers. comm. 2002). Lotus is commercially grown in the lake. The surrounding area is under agriculture and bears Acacia and some planted trees.
Sareri Dam was built by the Department of Irrigation in 1957 on Mansi River around 24 km north of Bundi. The water from the reservoir is used for supporting agriculture in the surrounding areas through canals (Kulshreshtha 2000). Eight to ten thousand waterfowl come to this wetland during winter. Many pairs of Sarus Crane Grus antigone use the habitat around the lake for breeding. In February 2002, Manoj Kulshreshtha, State Coordinator of IBCN, during Wetland Surveys of Rajasthan, found 8,000-10,000 waterfowl in the lake. Due to scanty rainfall in 2002, this lake was also reduced to one-fourth of its total capacity. During normal rains when waterspread is more, there could be more than 20,000 waterfowl (M. Kulshreshtha pers. comm. 2002). Lotus is commercially grown in the lake. The surrounding area is under agriculture and bears Acacia and some planted trees.