Changing erosion, accretion pattern of Odisha's Chilika lake a threat to its biodiversity: Study

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.

published on : 21st October 2021

Dasburma stresses need to protect coastal lands from cyclones

Dasburma said the proposal to construct embankments to save the villages should be given serious thought.

published on : 5th October 2021

Naveen axe falls on Prashant Jagdev for BJP leader assault

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.

published on : 9th September 2021

Odisha coastal highway project to skip Chilika, National Highways body set for land survey

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.

published on : 9th August 2021

Chilika’s ecology hangs in balance as finance panel funds dry up  

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.

published on : 4th August 2021

Orissa High Court calls for action against illegal prawn gheris

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.

published on : 25th June 2021

Irrawaddy dolphins grow in free waters of Chilika

As many as 281 humpback dolphins and 22 bottle-nose dolphins were sighted by survey teams this year.

published on : 10th April 2021

Chilika shoreline to have state-of-art film city

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.

published on : 10th April 2021