A global study has found that the lagoon has experienced a remarkably high erosion rate of 19.87 metre per year and accretion of 16.91 metre per year from 1990 to 2020.
Dasburma said the proposal to construct embankments to save the villages should be given serious thought.
Biju Janata Dal’s Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev was suspended from the party hours after he allegedly thrashed a BJP leader at Balugaon on Wednesday.
The highway will be developed as greenfield project avoiding ecologically sensitive areas like Chilika lake, Balukhand wildlife sanctuary, Bhitarakanika National Park and turtle nesting grounds.
A key annual exercise for CDA is dredging the mouths to facilitate flushing of silt drained into the 1,100 sq km lagoon from Mahanadi river system as well as fresh water streams.
The call came while the court on Tuesday took stock of the progress of removal of illegal prawn gheris from the two wetlands along with a report by Amicus Curiae Mohit Agarwal.
As many as 281 humpback dolphins and 22 bottle-nose dolphins were sighted by survey teams this year.
Sujoy and Vinit, who hails from Odisha, will be meeting the senior officers of the State government soon to chalk out the detailed modalities and seek help.