Tag: Chilika Lake

Migratory Birds Flock To Chilika As Winter Sets In

Khurda: “Raha raha khyane baspiya shakata dekhibi Chilika charu chitra pata,” these lines by Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das were inspired by the serene beauty of Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon which amplifies many folds by the foreign migratory birds every winter. And with the onset of wintry weather in this part of the country, exotic winged […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Column: Let’s Make Chilika Completely Safe For Birds

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chilika, the largest brackish water lake of Asia, has turned into a plumed wonder with hundreds of migratory birds presently lazing in its cerulean waters. This is the best time of the year to visit the lagoon when it is bathed in exotic colours with winged guests making all kinds of noises. […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Poacher Arrested, 13 Bird Carcasses Seized In Odisha

Berhampur: A poacher was arrested from Chilika lake on Wednesday for allegedly killing as many as 13 migratory birds in the prohibitory waters of the brackish lagoon. The accused, identified as Parameswar Pradhan, was arrested from Abhimanpur under Tangi Wildlife Range when he was transporting the carcasses of the Northern Pintails in a motorcycle, DFO, […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Two Held For Hunting Migratory Birds In Chilika, 57 Bird Carcasses Seized

Khurda: The Forest officials on Saturday arrested two poachers from Chilka Lake area and recovered carcasses of 57 migratory birds from their possession. However, five others managed to escape during the raid by forest department officials. As per reports, the forest officials also rescued three live birds from the two poachers. Based on allegations of […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Bird Count Rises In Chilika By Over 50,000

Chilika: The bird population in Chilika, Asia largest brackish water lagoon, has increased by 57,000 this year in comparison to last year. As per the census that was conducted yesterday, the lake has recorded total of 11, 05,040 birds this year as against 10, 47,968 registered last year. The highest number of 4, 06,308 birds […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Irrawaddy Dolphins Sighted In New Areas Of Chilika Lake

Bhubaneswar: A large number of endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins were sighted in new areas of the Chilika lake, the largest brackish water lagoon in the country, officials said. The total dolphins sighted during the annual census on Sunday was 146, said Susant Nanda, the Chief Executive Officer of Chilika Development Authority. He said the good news […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Chilika final
Boat Capsizes In Chilika Again, 17 Passengers Rescued

Puri: Raising serious concern on the safety of passengers ferrying across Chilika, yet another boat capsized in the lake on Sunday. The boat ferrying as many as 17 passengers capsized in the waters of the brackish lagoon but fortunately they narrowly escaped the jaws of death as all of them were rescued safely. As per […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Administration Launches Crackdown On Boats Operating Illegally In Odisha's Chilika Lake

Berhampur: The Khurda district administration on Tuesday launched a crackdown on the boats operating in the Chilika lake illegally, two days after a boat tragedy in the lagoon. A task force constituted by the Khurda district administration involving officers of the fishery (marine), tehasil, police, inland water transport(IWT), Chilka Development Authority (CDA) and police launched […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Odisha Partners Kerala To Develop Water Tourism

Bhubaneswar: The state tourism department has signed an agreement with the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) for developing water-based tourism in Odisha. Besides housing Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon Chilika lake, the state boasts of a 482-kilometer coastline and eight major reservoirs, apart from several other pristine water bodies where surveys have ascertained […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Chilika Lake Odisha
Restored Chilika Lake In Odisha Benefitted Over 2 Lakh Fishermen, Reports IIT Madras

Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday said its researchers undertook a major restoration project at the famous Chilika Lake – the largest brackish water body in Asia and the first Ramsar site of India – located in Odisha to help in tripling the population of the Irrawaddy dolphins while also benefitting […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Kalijai Temple In Chilika Lake
Odisha Govt Plans Cruise Service To Boost Tourism Potential

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to operate day cruise service at five selected water bodies with the participation of the private sector, an official said on Saturday. The tourism department has invited proposals from prospective applicants for organising day cruises at Chilika Lake, Mahanadi, Bhitarkanika, Satkosia George and Hirakud reservoir in Odisha. #Odisha plans […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19 Restrictions Force Odisha Fishermen Gaze Uncertain Future
COVID-19 Restrictions Put Fishermen Out Of Business In Odisha

Puri: The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions have brought life to a standstill. With the induced lockdowns and shutdowns, the fishermen across the State are staring at an uncertain future. Fishermen community of Krushnaprasad area in Puri district are largely dependent on Chilika Lake. But, the government’s move of imposing COVID-19 restrictions to shun […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
bird census at Chilika Lake
Highest Ever Migratory Bird Count Recorded In Chilika

Chilika: Over 12 lakh migratory birds were spotted during the annual bird census in Chilika Lake, the first Indian wetlands of international importance under Ramsar Convention and UNESCO world heritage site, on Tuesday. This is the highest ever bird count in the water lagoon in last two decades. This year, the forest officials spotted 12,04,351, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Odisha Mulls Preservation Of Migratory Avian Specimens
Odisha Mulls Preservation Of Migratory Avian Specimens

Bhubaneswar: In a piece of good news especially for Twitchers and ornithologists, the Odisha Forest department is mulling to conserve the specimens of the migratory birds at the Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) in the capital city here. The RMNH already houses several varieties of skeletons and remains of animals including elephant, dolphin, rhinoceros, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021