Lockdown Vs Ecological RestorationAlthough the lockdown period came as a curse for many people as they lost their jobs, business and new employment opportunities etc. But it also brought some motivational instances with it which cannot be ignored like restoration of nature in many ways.
A river that was almost dried due to dumping of waste, open defecation and complete ignorance was restored during COVID-19 lockdown. Earlier, the water of this river was used for irrigation purpose. This lockdown period was used intelligently by DM of Baranbanki as an opportunity and planned to restore this dried river named "Kalyani River" in its natural form with the help of migrant labourers who have returned home due to loss of their jobs and also not able to move on work due to lockdown. He did not only restore this dried river but also employed under MNREGA scheme around these 800 people. This all happened in village-Mavayya, Block-Fatehpur in District-Barabanki Uttar Pradesh.
Animal breeding reported higher side due to less or no human interference in beaches, forests and rivers. A huge population of turtles are returning to their breeding grounds. Crocodiles and Gharials population have also increased in India due to less disturbance. Forest diversity has also been increased during this period. Clean water and an increasing population of aquatic animals in rivers during this period have also proved nature's self-rejuvenating power.
We can take inspiration and positive vibes from our nature, which rejuvenate itself whenever gets a chance.
My 1st Entry for the ISC 13th Birthday Special- A thread a day challenge.