NTPC Bongaigaon Mainstreaming Biodiversity In Energizing The Nation


Kokrajhar, Nov 9: The NTPC Bongaigaon situated at Salakati in Kokrajhar district, BTR, Assam has become the new nest for migratory birds, and micro fauna. More than 20 species of birds have been found in the ash dyke, reservoir area of the plant; and the township area has become the preferred corner for migratory birds, tucked in the lush lap of nature.

Many rare species of birds like Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata), Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis), Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni), Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis), Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis), Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus), Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer), Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata), Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata), Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus), Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria) besides Weaver Ant (Oecophylla), Pond Heron, Little Egret, Ferruginous Duck, Grey-headed Lapwing, River lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Cattle Egret, Little Cormorant, Common water strider, White Wagtail, Lesser Whistling Duck are also found in the ash dyke area.
Various measures have been undertaken by the station for protecting, conserving and restoring the ecosystem which is home to more than 20 species of migratory birds.
The station has made sincere efforts to capture the movement of these  birds at NTPC Bongaigaon through a short film, ” Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Energising the Nation”. The film was released recently among the internal audience by Shri Subrata Mandal, RED (WR-Iin the presence of Karunakar Das, Chief General Manager, NTPC Bongaigaon.