Jammu’s Gharana wetland to get major facelift to attract bird-lovers


The famous Gharana Wetland on the outskirts of Jammu city is all set to get a major facelift with a focus on conservation of ecosystem and creating an attractive spot for bird watching, an official said on Friday.

Chief Secretary A K Mehta on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the all round development of the wetland, which is set to become an example of conservation of the ecosystem apart from being an attractive tourist spot.

Gharana Wetland Conservation Reserve is home to more than 170 species of birds like bar-headed geese, gadwalls, common teals, purple swamp hens, Indian moorhens, black-winged stilts, cormorants, egrets and green shanks.