One of the unique features of Goa, the Khazan lands are managed ecosystems which have been reclaimed from tidal low lying lands by an intricate system of dykes, sluice gates and canals and put to multiple productive use such as agriculture, aquaculture and salt panning. These flooded coastal wetlands were reclaimed from the sea and guarded by bunds (dykes) with the ingress of water controlled through sluice gates. The proximity of the river to the sea can result in salt water ingress upto 40 km inland and it was important that the same was regulated. A number of Goans believe that this unique system should be considered a globally important agricultural heritage system (GIAHS).

Khazan Lands are one of the most fertile lands for agriculture.

Author: Planet Goa Team
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