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Title: Tamil Nadu wetlands worth Rs 17,000 crore a year, says study
Source:The Times of India
Date:31 March 2022

Given their economic and ecological significance, the Tamil Nadu State Wetland Authority, formed to oversee more than 42,000 wetlands in the state, decided to put a value to 141 prioritised wetlands. Researchers from the Madras Institute of Development Studies studied 80 wetlands in phase I over three years and concluded that they are worth Rs 4,386.6 crore per annum. The report, submitted recently, also said that if these 80 wetlands are restored to full capacity, the services they provide would be worth Rs 17,467.9 crore per annum.

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