Wetlands provide significant social, economic and environmental benefits. Wetlands are associated with several activities like water storage, groundwater recharge, storm protection, flood mitigation, shoreline stabilization, erosion control, and retention of carbon, nutrients, sediments and pollutants. Wetlands can also produce services that have a significant economic value such as clean fresh water, fisheries, timber, peat, wildlife resources and tourism opportunities. The loss and degradation of wetlands is driven by several factors, i.e., climatic and non climatic. Presently increased demand for agricultural land to fulfill the food need associated with population growth continues to be a significant cause of wetland loss in some parts of the globe.