There are instances when the animal sustains injuries whereas the forest staff also get hurt which is why the traditional methods will be chucked if the trial is successful.
The baby gharial was caught in the net of a fisherman in Paika river.
With the water release and resultant swelling of the Mahanadi, the hatchlings are feared to stray into side streams thereby prompting sanctuary officials to raise guard for their protection.
28 gharial hatchlings were spotted with their mother at Baladmara area of the sanctuary on May 20.
In addition, it has announced a cash incentive of Rs 1,000 for fishermen who catch the gharials or hatchling alive in their nets during fishing.
Monitoring of the Gharial population was strengthened only after Satkosia was declared a tiger reserve in 2007 and protection of the core area enhanced in 2014 making the gorge a fishing free zone.