The Jagdishpur Lake in Kapilbastu district has been declared a bird sanctuary amid a function on Saturday.
This lake, which is rich in biodiversity and watershed site, is a popular destination for migratory birds.
During the program, Chief Minister of Lumbini Province Kul Prasad KC said the lake would help transform the livelihood of local people. Both the tourists and birds should be lured here, he stressed.
The lake built 50 years ago by the locals for irrigation is now a popular habitat for the birds.
On occasion, Chief Minister KC said the local people should work for the development of the lake since the provincial government was also developing the Guidelines for Bird Sanctuary.
KC argued that the lake should be linked to the people’s livelihood to make them self-reliant.
He also assured the development of the lake smartly for its beautification by restoring flora and fauna.
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