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Tag: Chilika Lake

Chilika may soon be tagged World Heritage Site

Khurda: The Odisha government is preparing a detailed project report (DPR) to develop Chilika, the largest brackish water lagoon in the country, into a World Heritage Site with the tripartite collaboration of UNESCO and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). Forest and Environment Secretary Suresh Mohapatra after a meeting with Shigeru Aoyagi, Director and UNESCO […]

Poacher held with 10 dead migratory birds

Berhampur: Wildlife officials have arrested a poacher and seized 10 dead migratory birds from his possession near Chilika lake in Odisha, forest officials said today. The poacher was caught from Ujad Gopinathpur while trying to flee after hunting 10 Purple Moorhens yesterday, Divisional Forest Officer, Chilika Wildlife Division, Bikash Ranjan Das, said. “We suspect that […]

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 […]

Dharmendra Pradhan thanks Odisha
Dharmendra Pradhan writes to CM on UNESCO, ONGC keenness to conserve Chilika

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today apprised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the joint initiatives United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) plan to take up to develop Chilika Lake as World Heritage site and preserve the ecosystem […]

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Odisha prepares master plan for Chilika development

Bhubaneswar: With Chilika Lake holding out vast tourism potential, the Odisha government has decided to implement a master plan for making the lagoon as a world class tourist destination. The state government has already assigned an agency for preparing the master plan. The final report of the master plan is likely to be presented to […]

Migratory birds head back home with rise in temperature

Berhampur: With sudden rise in the day temperature, the visiting migratory birds to famous Chilika lake in Odisha have begun the long journey back home. Fifty per cent of the migratory birds, who made the lake their home, have already left Chilika while the rest are likely to leave soon, Divisional Forest Offier (DFO) of […]

Boat Capsize
Day after Chilika boat capsize, focus on safety features

Berhampur: With a fishing boat ferrying picnickers capsizing in Chilika Lake that claimed four lives the day before, safety features in the country’s largest brackish water lagoon has come into the focus. Besides tourist boats, a large number of fishing boats operate from lakeside villages to ferry visitors to exotic locations inside the lagoon. Such […]

Five migratory birds recovered, poachers flee

Brahmagiri (Puri): A special team of Forest staff of Brahmagiri Wildlife Range recovered four dead migratory birds and a live migratory bird during a raid on Ghatukuli village near Chilika lake in the wee hours today. Acting on a tip-off, the team raided the outskirts area of the village and recovered the five winged guests. […]

Wildlife dept gears up to prevent poaching in Chilika lake

Berhampur: Wildlife personnel have geared up to prevent poaching in Odisha’s Chilika lake apprehending large-scale killing of birds for the ensuing ‘Chhadakhai’ day which comes after the holy month of Kartik. On this day, Odias who forgo non-vegetarian food during Kartik indulge in large-scale killing of birds as the demand for non-vegetarian food goes up, […]

Expert team to visit Puri; fix erosion at Swarga Dwar

Bhubaneswar/Puri: A team of technical experts will soon visit Puri to take stock of the situation arising out of surging sea waves threatening to wash away the road near Swarga Dwar, the Hindu cremation ground in the pilgrim town. Briefing media persons after a high level review meeting of the Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA) presided […]

Chilika Lake nominated for World Heritage Site list

India has submitted a list of 46 monuments for their inclusion as Unesco World Heritage Sites, parliament was informed on Wednesday

23 migratory birds carcass seized, 1 held

Bhubaneswar: As many as 23 migratory birds carcass were seized by Tangi wildlife department officials and one arrested on Sunday in connect with this. Sources said the deceased birds were of Purple Moren and Brown Crake species. The arrested person, Arun Kalesi, had killed the birds from Chilika Lake with the help of other poachers […]