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Sambhar Lake

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 27, Aug 2021
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Why in news: Sambhar Lake is constantly shrinking with the degradation of soil and water quality and a decline in the population of migratory birds.

  • Location: Sambhar Town, Jaipur
  • 30% of the Sambhar Lake’s area had been lost to mining and other activities, including the illegal salt pan encroachments
  • The Sambhar Salt Lake, India's largest inland salt lake
  • The lake receives water from six rivers: Mantha, Rupangarh, Khari, Khandela, Medtha and Samod.
  • Sambhar has been designated as a Ramsar site because the wetland is a key wintering area for pink flamingos and other birds that migrate from northern Asia and Siberia.
  • Historical facts: Jodha bai was married to Akbar on January 20, 1562 at Sambhar Lake Town.