Tag: Chilika Lake

Op-Ed: Sea aerodrome in Chilka: Shelve the Idea Now

Trust the Modi government to come up with one crazy idea after another. As if the ambitious – but foolish – decision to go for a bullet train, costing upwards of Rs. One lakh crore, wasn’t bad enough, it has now given ‘in-principle’ consent to the proposal for setting up a ‘sea aerodrome’ at Chilika […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Carcass of a dolphin found in Chilika Lake

Puri: Carcass of a dolphin belonging to the rare Irrawaddy species was found floating near Ghatapenta in Chilika Lake today. While the reason behind the death is yet to be ascertained, large number of people in the area gathered to see the carcass of the dolphin. As per latest reports, the officials of the Forest […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Fani Aftermath: Fishermen in Chilika yet to get relief

Chilika: Damaged houses, grounded fishing boats and snapped fishing nets- all these describe the current scenario in villages close to Chilika Lake post the severe cyclonic storm Fani. Left with almost nothing, the severely affected fishermen are still waiting for relief materials even as 11 days have passed by. Amid tall claims of the State […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Dolphin carcass found near sea beach in Ganjam

Ganjam:  Carcass of a dolphin was found near a sea beach along the shores of Bay of Bengal in Kantiagada village of Ganjam district today. While the carcass was spotted by some local residents, the reason behind the death of the aquatic mammal is yet to be ascertained. Frequent occurrence of such incidents is raising […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Cruise, boat house to boost tourism potential in Chilika

Bhubaneswar: Tourists coming to Chilika Lake will soon be able to avail cruise and boat house lodging facilities. Similarly floating restaurants which adorn the backwaters of Kerala will also now be seen in the brackish water lagoon. A master plan in this regard has been prepared by a consulting firm under Integrated Coastal Zone Management […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Monsoon migratory birds not sighted in Odisha: Ornithologists

Berhampur: Migratory birds which usually reach the Chilika Lake and other parts of Odisha ahead of monsoon, are yet to be sighted this year, ornithologists said. The south-west monsoon has already advanced in the state. The pied-crested cuckoo (also called Jacobin Cuckoo), a migratory bird locally known as the “Pika” generally arrive before the onset […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Malaysian cargo ship develops technical snag, drifts ashore Chilika lake in Odisha

Khurda: A Malaysian cargo ship, which was en route to Visakhapatnam port, reportedly developed a technical glitch after being caught in storm in the Bay of Bengal and landed near Rajhans at Chilika lake on Wednesday night. As per reports, the ship carrying cargo from Malaysia unloaded its shipment in Bangladesh and was on its […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Op-Ed: The Challenge Of Safeguarding Chilika

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In a few months from now Chilika, the largest brackish water lake of Asia, will be playing host to lakhs of migratory birds that turn the lagoon into a plumed wonder during the winter months every year. As the Chilika Wildlife Division officials gear up for the winter congregation of the […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Cargo ship washed up on Chilika coast poses threat to ecosystem: Coast Guard

Bhubaneswar: Raising concerns over the stranded Malaysian cargo ship aground near Rajhans in Chilika lake since last Wednesday(August 7), Indian Coast Guard today wrote a letter to the owner of the vessel citing that the ship which is loaded with fuel & lubricants is a threat to eco-sensitive Chilika & Odisha Coast. As per reports, […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Odisha to give facelift to Chilika and Ansupa Lake

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will spend Rs 158 crore for the overall development of Chilika lake in next five years. The development project which aims at conserving the bio-diversity and provide livelihood support to two lakh fishermen of 151 villages around the Chilika lake. A master plan in this regard was approved at a high-level meeting […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Oil from Washed Up Cargo Vessel On Chilika Coast To be Removed Soon: Odisha Minister

Khurda: Amidst concerns over threat to the eco-sensitive coastal zone of Chilika lake, Odisha government initiated talks with the owner of the Malaysian cargo ship which washed ashore Rajhans island near Chilika Lake on August 7. State Transport and Commerce Minister, Padmanabha Behera today informed that the district administration has initiated talks with the owner […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Process For Drainage Of Oil Begins From Malaysian Cargo Ship Stranded Near Chilika

Puri: Amid fears of oil spillage from Malaysian cargo ship Jin Hwa 32’ which ran aground on August 7 at Rajhans Island near Chilika Lake, the Puri district administration today begun the process for evacuation of the stored oil from the vessel. “The removal of oil from the cargo ship Jin Hwa 32 began today […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Low-Flying Aircraft Circling Over Chilika Triggers Panic

Khurda: Panic gripped residents of several villages after a low-flying airplane was spotted circling over Chilika several times on Thursday. According to the residents of Satpada, Mahisa and Brahmagiri, the aircraft was flying at much lower height over Chilika at around 10 AM. “We spotted the aircraft circling over Chilika for nearly 10 to 12 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Column: Chilika In The Grip Of Prawn Mafia

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The famous Chilika lake continues to be in the grip of the prawn mafia. Cash rich prawn traders , who export the boneless fish to international destinations, pay the local culturists who build prawn dykes by encroaching parts of the lake which is choking. Commercialisation of Chilika began long ago with […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Column: Let’s Showcase Chilika Like The Thames

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Thames is a beautiful river and a major tourist attraction of the city. It is part of city’s life. The view of the river from any of the bridges over it is breath-taking. But watching it from inside the London Eye, the giant wheel that is an iconic city landmark, is […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021