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CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM

Miss Banashree Devi.

Abstract
The natural wetlands are considered as an important resource. Morikolong is one of the largest wetlands of
Nagaon district situated in the middle Brahmaputra valley of Assam. It is formed by the abandoned path of the
river kolong during the course of time. This wetland is the home of various flora and fauna. Traditionally it
fulfils the needs of local people in various way. The land use of the surrounding region is one of the important
factors that influences on the wetland which is gradually changing with time. Withthe alarming rate of
population growth, the land use pattern changes drastically in recent decades. Due to large scale human
encroachment the wetland has been gradually disappearing. The changing land use pattern has both direct and
indirect impact on the wetland. Shrinkages of the wetland for various anthropogenic purpose leads to change the
landscape of the wetland area as well as the water quality and drainage characteristics. The study is to reveal the
changing land use pattern in the peripheral areas of the Morikolong wetland due to human activities and their
impact on the wetland.

Key words: Morikolong beel, land usechange, human impact, encroachment


 
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Miss Banashree Devi. CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM. JCR. 2020; 7(4): 3848-3851. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425


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Miss Banashree Devi. CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=136894 [Access: May 31, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425


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Miss Banashree Devi. CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM. JCR. 2020; 7(4): 3848-3851. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425



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Miss Banashree Devi. CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM. JCR. (2020), [cited May 31, 2021]; 7(4): 3848-3851. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425



Harvard Style

Miss Banashree Devi (2020) CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM. JCR, 7 (4), 3848-3851. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425



Turabian Style

Miss Banashree Devi. 2020. CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (4), 3848-3851. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425



Chicago Style

Miss Banashree Devi. "CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 3848-3851. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Miss Banashree Devi. "CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.4 (2020), 3848-3851. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Miss Banashree Devi (2020) CHANGING LAND USE PATTERN AND HUMAN IMPACT ON WETLAND: A CASE STUDY OF MORIKOLONG BEEL, NAGAON, ASSAM. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (4), 3848-3851. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.425