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The fishbone channel plantation method

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Why in news?

  • The fishbone channel plantation method has been used to revive mangroves in the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh.

About the fishbone channel plantation method:

  • The water from creeks are being diverted to gaps in mangroves through fish bone shaped channels, so that the saline barren land becomes fertile to support planted mangrove species.
  • The shape allows the water to reach every nook and corner of the area.
  • This technique is used to artificially inundate areas that do not get regular tidal inundation. By flooding dried-up wetlands near the intertidal zones, new mangroves can be reforested.

PRACTICE QUESTION:

The fishbone channel plantation method has been used in Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh to revive

(a) Mangroves

(b) Mahagony

(c) Red Sandalwood

(d) Musli

Answer - A

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