Tag: Chilika Lake

Floating bridge vessel
Floating bridge vessel with 100 people onboard gets stuck in Chilika

Repeated incidents of floating bridge vessel (Bhasa Pola) getting stuck in the middle of Chilika lake has emerged as a matter of serious concern.

  • Sunday, 12 February 2023
Boat Lost In Chilika Due To Dense Fog
Boat with 20 devotees stuck in mid-Chilika due to fog, admin suspends boating temporarily

The boat had set off from the Gada jetty under Krushnaprasad block in Puri district with 20 devotees who were going to Goddess Kalijai shrine to have darshan on the occasion of Makar Sankranti today.

  • Saturday, 14 January 2023
Annual Bird Census In Odisha
Chilika sees spike in arrival of migratory birds 

As per the census that was conducted on Wednesday, the lake saw arrival of total of 11,31,929  birds this year of which 10.93 lakh are migratory birds.

  • Wednesday, 04 January 2023
Annual bird census begins in Chilika lagoon
Annual bird census begins in Chilika lagoon

The head counting exercise is underway at five ranges under Chilika Wildlife Division – Balugaon, Tangi, Nuapada, Rambha and Satapada.

  • Wednesday, 04 January 2023
Chilika Buffalo Getting Milked
Chilika buffalo milk rakes NBAGR interest, could have life-saving properties

Sources said, the milk obtained from a specific type of buffalo, close to the region surrounding the brackish water lagoon is believed to have some unique properties and can treat cancer.

  • Monday, 17 October 2022
Chilika Lake
Chilika Lake A Hotspot Of Biodiversity

The carnivorous predators were also spotted near the bird's island in the southern sector of Chilika lake. This species has also been camera trapped during fishing cat estimation, it said.

  • Friday, 04 February 2022
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.

  • Thursday, 20 January 2022
Exotic Birds Of Chilika!
WATCH | Colourful Flamingos At Chilika Lake

WATCH | Colourful Flamingos At Chilika Lake

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  • Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Chilika Clean Up Drive: Puri District Admin Blows Off Illegal Prawn Gherry
Chilika Clean Up Drive: Puri District Admin Blows Off Illegal Prawn Gherry

Though the new mode of evicting illegal gherries didn't work out successfully as expected, further steps will be carried out after a brief discussion with the special team, informed Bhabatarana Sahoo, Deputy Collector, Puri.

  • Friday, 22 October 2021
New natural mouth formed at Chilika lake near Arakhakuda

Chilika: Panic gripped residents of 15 villages of Arakhakuda panchayat in Puri district after a new natural mouth was formed today due to high tide and heavy rain under the impact of cyclone Titli at Chilika lake. Villagers alleged that the problem assumed serious proportions due to rampant cutting down of trees which posed threat […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Chopper Row: Support for Jay Panda pours in, CM’s effigy burnt in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Support continued to pour in for former Kendrapara MP, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda for the second day today after he was falsely dragged into controversy over flying of a helicopter over Chilika lake. Terming it as a ‘conspiracy’, locals of Jagannathpur village under Patakura panchayat today staged a demonstration at Garadapur. Locals alleged that the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
FIR lodged against CM Naveen for chopper ride over Chilika lake

Bhubaneswar: An FIR was lodged against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for allegedly flying over Chilika lake. The complaint was filed at Arakhakuda Marine police station in Puri district by convener of Sachetana Nagarika Manch Priyadarshan Patnaik today. The complainant alleged that CM and others also violated norms by flying over the brackish water lake […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
4 fishermen suffer critical injuries after explosion near Chilika lake

Puri: Four fishermen suffered critical injuries after an explosion took place on the banks of Chilika lake in Bhagabata sahi under Brahmagiri police limits in the district today. As per reports, the blast took place all of a sudden during construction work of boats. The injured persons have been identified as Abinash Behera, Abhiram Behera, […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
No restrictions on flying over Chilika Lake, say CDA authorities

Bhubaneswar: Soon after a controversy erupted over the seizure of the helicopter of former MP Baijayant Jay Panda on allegations of flying over Chilika Lake, the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) has said that there are no restrictions on flying over the brackish water lagoon. “CDA has no restrictions on flying over Chilika. The Directorate General […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021