Tag: Chilika

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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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Multipurpose recreational harbour at Satpada, Chilika inaugurated

Bhubaneswar: A multi-purpose recreational harbor at Satpada in Chilika lake has been made operational by Odisha Government as part its ongoing efforts to boost tourism. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had inaugurated the recreational harbor through video-conferencing at Bhubaneswar yesterday. Official sources said that, the multi-purpose facility has been built at an estimated cost of Rs […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Despite missing chill, Flamingos arrive early at Chilika

Bhubaneswar: Much to the delight of Ornithologists and bird-lovers alike, migratory birds mostly Flamingos have started arriving at the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia. Many believe that the arrival of Flamingos in the first week of October despite missing winter chill is certainly something to cheer about. “Usually the birds start […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Rescue boat reaches to rescue trapped passengers in Chilika

Brahmagiri: More than 50 people were stuck in Chilika after a ferry boat carrying them got trapped in mud on its way to Janhikuda from Satapada this afternoon. However, another boat has reached to rescue those trapped. The ferry boat was trapped in mud around one-and-half kilometre off the coast. Some two wheelers and a […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
CM Naveen Inaugurates Tourist Resort in Chilika

Chilika: Aspiring to tap the tourism potentials and make the state a great tourist hub, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Wednesday, inaugurated the much-awaited Swosti Chilika Resort at the Pathura village here during his visit to the Ganjam district. With an investment of over Rs 80 crore, the eco-tourist luxury resort has been set up […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
CDA tightens noose on illegal prawn cultivation in Chilika

Puri: With mafia raj’s monopoly over prawn fishing in Chilika deterring growth of natural resources in the lagoon ecosystem and destroying the aesthetic beauty of this famous tourist destination, Chilika Development Authority carried out extensive eviction of illegal prawn gherries at Krushnaprasad area in Nalaban bird sanctuary. The demolition drive was carried out over 1100 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Chilika’s aquatic, terrestrial species under ZSI scanner

Berhampur: Is the salinity content of water in Chilika Lake conducive for sustainable growth of aquatic animals? Is it congenial for terrestrial species? After the excavation of new mouth, has the brackish water lake become more favourable for Chilika’s flora and fauna? These pertinent points have come under debate with researchers embarking on a year-long […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Chilika tourism to get infra boost through ICZMP

Bhubaneswar: Efforts to create a master plan for developing Chilika, the largest coastal lagoon in the country, into a world class tourist destination is on the cards with State Government poised to introduce a slew of infrastructure projects in and around the zone. As part of an Integrated Coastal Zone Master Management Project (ICZMP) carried […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Dolphin seized in crab trap in Chilika returns to water

Chilika: Dolphin caught in a prawn and crab trap in the Chilika Lake was rescued by some kind-hearted boatmen and returned to the water on Sunday. The boatmen came to the rescue of the dolphin seized in the crab trap while ferrying some tourists near Mirzapur in the brackish water lake yesterday. This is not […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Dolphin census begins at Chilika

Berhampur: The annual dolphin census began at Chilika lake on Friday. According sources, 26 teams comprising five members in each team, have been deployed for the head count. While, 18 teams are carrying out the census in Chilika, the remaining eight teams are cnduting the census at Chilika sea beach. The census which began at […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Chilika witnesses surge in winged visitors

Berhampur: The annual bird census in Chilika lake this year has revealed that the number of winged visitors to the lagoon has increased this year as compared to last year. According to sources, the number of the migratory birds which was 8,58,855 last year has gone up to 9,24,353 birds. Of the 167 species of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Rare bird sighted in Chilika Lake

Berhampur: A rare bird was sighted in the Chilika lake, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, during the headcount of feathered guests conducted by the wildlife organisation in the entire lagoon. The common shelduck, a rare migratory bird was sighted in Nalabana, the 15.59 sq km bird sanctuary area during the enumerators, said Divisional […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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176 species of winged guests throng Chilika Lake this winter

Tangi: Bird census in Chilika lake this year has revealed that the number migratory birds in the lake has substantially gone up this year. Of the 176 species of migratory birds which have thronged the largest brackish water lake in Asia this year, three news species have been located in Mangalajodi area. Talking to media […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Chilika boat tragedy: Boatman held after discharge from MKCG

Berhampur: Two days after the tragic boat mishap in Chilika lake, Rambha Police today arrested the boatman soon after his discharge from MKCG Medical College and Hospital here. Report said the boatman Bidesh Mallick alias Hatia along with other injured passengers of the ill-fated boat were rescued and admitted to MKCG hospital on Saturday. As […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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