ntpc: NTPC Bongaigaon plant becomes the new nest for migratory birds


NTPC‘s Bongaigaon plant, which generates 750 MW (3 x 250 MW) in 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.

Some of the rare species of birds found in the station are 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). Besides the above birds, 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.

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 Subrata Mandal, RED (WR-I) in the presence of Karunakar Das, Chief General Manager, NTPC Bongaigaon .

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.


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