long stretches of wetland spreads over
North 24 parganas and
is popularly known as 'Mathura
Beel. It is mainly located on the eastern side of
Barrackpore-Kalyani Expressway and lies between the latitude 88.4"
N and longitude 22.6" E.
The Mathura Beel and its adjoining
cannels comes about 659.26 acres which is under possession of the
Director Of Fisheries, West Bengal since 31.5.60. Department of
Fisheries, West Bengal has leased out the land to the
Refugee Fisheries Co Operative Society Limited on 05.02.87 of
which the Sub-divisional officer Barrackpore, North 24 parganas
is the Chairman.
In the transient
phase of evolution it was
bestowed with rich resources of flood plain wetland, having
several connections with the river
Jamuna. The channels,
which brings and drains most of the inflow and outflow of the beel
and acts a spillway for providing water to the
resulting in pronounced oscillation in the wetland.