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Wetlands of India

Area estimates of various wetland categories for India have been carried out using GIS layers of wetland boundary, water-spread, vegetation and turbidity. 757060 wetlands have been mapped at 1:50,000 scale in India. Total wetland area estimated is 15260572 ha which is 4.63 % of the geographic area. As per National Wetland Atlas published by Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad.

State wise wetland distribution in India

type wise wetland distribution in india

*Census 2001 data is used ** GIS data is used.

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