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Tag: Astarang

Turtle hatchlings released into sea

Puri: A record number of turtle hatchlings were released into the sea at Konark and Astarang beaches in Puri, thanks to an increase in the survival rate and number of eggs laid, sources at the Forest department said. As many as 542 baby turtles were released in the first phase from three breeding centres at […]

Livelihood of small fishermen in danger

Puri: Livelihood of nearly 21,000 fishermen in 81 villages along the coastline of Odisha is now in danger due to significant drop in marine resources within 10 km radius from the shore. Unable to earn enough from fishing activities, several fishermen have reportedly opted to work as daily wage workers. They claimed only 60 varieties […]

Monsoon preparedness: Water Resources Dept reviews Daya embankments

Puri: As part of the preparation for the ensuing monsoon season, a team of senior officials from the Water Resources Department reviewed condition of the embankments of Daya river in Astarang of Puri district today. The team led by the local MLA visited Mahadebabasta, Patharapaka, Bauriakan, Sathiebati and Aasana and reviewed condition of the river […]

Tourist drowns in sea at Astarang, another missing

In a tragic incident, a tourist was drowned and another went missing while taking bath at Jahania beach at Astarang in Puri on Sunday morning