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Floating Islands

Floating Islands
by Aakash Selvan

"Phumdis" are a series of floating islands, exclusive to the Loktak Lake, in northeastern India. They cover a great part of the lake and are heterogeneous masses of vegetation, soil, and organic matter in different stages of decay. "Phumdis" are used by the local people as enclosures for fishing and are inhabited by about 4000 people.

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