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Tag: Chilika Development Authority

Floating Bridge Stuck In Chilka Lake
Floating Bridge Vessel With Over 50 Passengers On Board Stranded In Chilika

More than 50 passengers are feared trapped in the middle of the Chilika lake after a floating bridge vessel (Bhasa Pola) ferrying them got stranded midway on Thursday.

Annual Bird Census In Odisha
Annual Bird Census Begins In Chilika; 21 Teams Engaged

Chilika: The annual bird census at Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon, began today in five ranges under the Chilika wildlife division- Tangi, Balugaon, Rambha, Satapada and Chilika. As many as 21 teams comprising over 111 wildlife officials, experts, volunteers and environmentalists started the headcount exercise which began at 6 am today. While 19 […]

Chilika Development Authority opposes water aerodrome plans

Chilika: Citing irrevocable damages to the ecosystem of Chilika Lake and livelihood of the population dependent on it, the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) today opposed the proposed sea aerodrome project in the lake. By raising five points in its report, the CDA today apprised the State government about the possible threats of the proposed aerodrome […]

Chilika water aerodrome proposal: Protests by fishermen continue

Chilika: The agitation launched by the Chilika fishermen united forum in front of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) office at Satapada entered its third day today. After taking out a protest rally, the fishermen sat on dharna in front of the CDA office opposing its unilateral actions and the proposed aerodrome project. They threatened that […]

Boatmen stage protest demanding revoking of ban on passenger ferry

Chilika: Boatmen in villages and around Chilika lake today staged a protest demanding revoking of the restrictions imposed on ferrying of passengers in the lake by Khurda district administration and Chilika Development Authority following a boat tragedy in July. The agitators comprising boat owners of Balugaon, Mathapur, Badakula and Samantrapur staged a demonstration before the […]

Chilika lake largest habitat of Irrawaddy dolphins globally

Bhubaneswar: The Chilika lake in Odisha has emerged as the single largest habitat of Irrawaddy dolphins in the world with the spotting of 155 such animals, a Chilika Development Authority (CDA) official said. The finding is based on the preliminary report of the first ever ‘Annual Monitoring’ of the lake held on Saturday, CDA Chief […]

CDA to conduct research after sea sponge found in Chilika

Bhubaneswar: The Chilika Development Authority (CDA) will conduct an extensive research as a team has recently found sponge, a primitive animal, in Rambha sector of the Chilika Lake after almost three decades. Confirming the development, additional chief executive of Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Sasmita Lenka stated that usually sponge is found in fresh water. “As […]

Irrawaddy dolphin spotted in Rambha sector of Chilika after 30 years

Bhubaneswar: After almost three decades, Irrawaddy dolphin has been sighted in the Rambha sector of Chilika Lake in Ganjam district. Official sources said the rare Irrawaddy dolphin was spotted at Rambha last week after illegal prawn gheries (enclosures) were demolished in a massive enforcement drive by the Chilika Development Authority (CDA). Besides, the sighting of […]

Kalijai temple in Chilika to get a facelift soon

Bhubaneswar: The Kalijai temple in Chilika Lake which attracts thousands of pilgrims from far and wide everyday will soon get a facelift as Chilika Development Authority (CDA) has prepared a blueprint for refurbishment of the historical shrine. The decision was taken to develop and promote the temple as a major tourist destination. A whopping Rs […]

Govt approves renovation of Kanjia Lake

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has approved the renovation of Kanjia Lake adjacent to Nandankanan Zoological Park on the outskirts of the capital city. Announcing this on the occasion of World Wetlands Day on Thursday, Sisir Kumar Acharya, Director, Nandankanan Zoological Park, said the state government has approved the action plan and sanctioned Rs 44 lakh […]

Chilika boat mishap: Govt seeks detailed report

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: A day after the tragic mishap in Chilika lake resulting in the death of four passengers, the Commerce and Transport department today sought a detailed report from the Directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport. “I have asked the Directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport to submit a detailed report about the incident. […]

Ill-fated boat had problems: CDA chief

Berhampur: The ill-boat which had sunk with 29 passengers on board while on the way to Ghantasila had problems, said B Krishnamohan, chief executive officer (CEO) of Chilika Development Authority (CDA) on Sunday. Krishnamohan, who visited the spot today, said, “The ill-fated boat which had a maximum capacity to ferry 10-12 passengers, have carried more […]

Eviction of 500 acre illegal prawn gheries in Khurda begins

Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown on prawn farming mafias, the process to evict illegal prawn gheries spanning across 500 acres began on Tuesday at the Sorana area in Chilika of Khurda district. The 5-day eviction drive is being jointly conducted by Chilika Development Authority (CDA) and the Khurda district administration. According to sources, all the […]