Banni Grasslands, Great Rann of Kachchh

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Published on: 31 October 2016

Joystu Dutta

Joystu Dutta is an Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Sarguja University. His areas of interest include ecological assesment, environmental sociology, rural development and advocacy.

Banni, the largest stretch of grassland in India, is located on the southern border of the Great Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat. A large tract of Banni converts into seasonal wetland during good monsoon years which attracts large numbers of migratory avi-fauna from different parts of the world. Banni is an important grazing land for the livestock of the Maldhari communities of Kachchh.