Pong Dam Lake – UPSC Prelims

  • Pong Dam lake has been constructed on the river Beas in the wet land of Shivalik hills of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, which has been named as Maharana Pratap Sagar.
  • It is also known as Beas Dam.
  • It is located in the trans-Himalayan fly path of various migratory birds.
  • It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1983, and is now also a Ramsar site.
  • Why in news? More than 750 migratory birds have been found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Pong Dam lake in recent days.
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