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Saving the largest freshwater lake in North East India

Manipur’s Loktak Lake – the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India – is an internationally important, Ramsar designated, freshwater wetland system in the state of Manipur, India. Famously known for its circular floating swamps (called phumdi in the local language) – a collection of heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil and organic matter at various stages of decomposition. Resembling miniature islands, these phumdis are found in various forms, floating on the lake.