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Nagpur college students launch drive to save birds

By Abdul Nisar

Nagpur, Sep.7 (ANI): A group of college students has launched a drive to save birds since learning that Nagpur's bird population is on the decline.

Students of Lady Amritbai Daga College have initiated the campaign in which they are hung pots of water and grains on the branches of trees in various parts of the city. They believe this will draw the birds to their city.

Students climbed trees with the help of safety belts and other equipment provided by the Central Adventure Council (CAC), a local body working for conservation, and placed the small clay pots and boxes of grains for the birds on tree branches.

"As we know, very few places are available for the birds in the city and so we have initiated this artificial way of helping and attracting birds of the city. During this campaign, we are placing some small pots and boxes filled with grains on the branches of trees so that the birds will come into the city. It is an orientation programme to encourage the locals for preservation of birds," said Suresh, an instructor and member of CAC.

As per local media reports, the bird population has been in rapid decline in the city due to the frequent changes in weather, high level of pollution and poor availability of water.

Students participated with enthusiasm.

"It was little scary, but I am glad that I participated in an activity which will save lives of birds and I am sure it will benefit them (birds)," said Priya, a student. By Sunil Deehe (ANI)

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