Published on: January 7, 2022




The Sanjay Lake in east Delhi has become polluted over the years and the number of birds sighted there has fallen


  • Artificial lake developed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in Trilokpuri in East Delhi, India
  • Spread over an area of approximately 17 hectares (42 acres)
  • Developed in the 1970s and opened in 1982
  • Attracts some migratory birds and has many indigenous trees
  • Bound by Sanjay lake park
  • Sanjay Jheel is a huge rainwater fed lake. At times, the water supply was augmented by the back flowing Yamuna.
  • During floods, it also received water through Hindon River channel.
  • Different types of birds can be seen here till February end every year
  • Shovellers, Pintails, common pochard, tufted pochard, common teal, Indian spot-billed duck, yellow headed wagtail and pied wagtail are some of the birds that commonly visit the lake
  • The migratory birds mostly come to the eastern part of the lake, as the water is deeper and the area is free from human disturbance