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Write a note on only one floating National Park in India?

Last updated date: 23rd Jun 2024
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Hint: A national park is said to be a natural or semi-natural or developed land for the purpose of conservation of wild nature. It is created and maintained by the nation’s governments and is represented as a symbol of national pride.

Complete answer:
The only floating National Park in India is the Keibul Lamjao National Park in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur. It is also the only floating park in the world and is present in the Loktak Lake of Bishnupur. This park is formed by the accumulation of organic garbage and biomass with the soil particles which form a thickened solid form known as phumdis. Almost two-thirds of the park is made up of phumdis. Due to this, the park is known as a swamp as it is too deep to be a marsh and too shallow to be a lake.

Additional Information: Let us know more interesting details about the Keibul Lamjao National Park.
-The park covers an area of 40 km-square and is owned mostly by the government, but parts of it are divided between the local tribal groups of Thang, Brel, and Maril.
-The Eld’s deer or brow-antlered deer (also known as the dancing deer) is an endangered species present in this park. The park was made from a sanctuary to a National Park in order to protect and create local awareness about this endangered deer species. The Eld’s deer is also the state animal of Manipal.
-The park consists of most and semi-evergreen forests and thus it has a rich combination of aquatic, wetland, and terrestrial ecosystems coexisting together.

Note: -There were 103 national parks in India, but recently in July 2020, the Assam government has upgraded the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary into a National Park thus there are 104 parks now.
-There are also 544 wildlife reserves in India.
-The largest national park is the Hemis National Park in Jammu and Kashmir whereas the smallest national park is the South Button Island National Park in Andaman and Nicobar islands.