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146 Irrawaddy Dolphins sighted during Dolphin Census in Chilika Lake

On Sunday, 19th January 2020, Odisha forest department officials, Chilika Development Authority (CDA) along with wildlife experts and researchers undertook the Dolphin Census in the Chilka Lake in Odisha and sighted 146 Irrawady dolphins. The estimated range of the population of the dolphins was 133-172 as the population of the aquatic mammal species last year ..

Odisha Wetland Authority approves implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika

The Odisha Wetland Authority has recently approved implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika (India’s largest brackish water lagoon), and Ansupa (State’s largest freshwater lake). The plan for Chilika & Ansupa will cost Rs 180 crore. The 5-year management of lakes is intended at strengthening livelihood of thousands of fishermen relying on the two ..

Irrawaddy Dolphins

Irrawaddy dolphin is an oceanic dolphin that lives in brackish water near the coasts or mouths of the rivers and even in the estuaries in South and Southeast Asia. They are characterised by slaty blue to slaty gray colour while the underparts are relatively pale. It has a typical bulging forehead and short beak. They ..

Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust, Odisha

Situated on the banks of Chilika Lake in Odisha, Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trusthas won the prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organisation Awards. The trust was honoured with the coveted award for “Innovation in Tourism Enterprise” at the 14th UNWTO Awards ceremony held in Madrid, Spain Based on the principles of community ownership and Eco-Tourism, UNWTO award for ‘Innovation in Tourism Enterprise’ ..

News Today: November 26, 2011

India, Nepal to sign revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement India and Nepal will sign the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) replacing an earlier agreement signed in 1987. ‘Bharart Vyapar Bandh’ on Dec 1 against FDI in retail trade To lodge their strong protest against the decision of the Union Cabinet to allow FDI in retail ..

News Today News Today : March 25, 2010

Appointments:Chief Maharastra Anti-Terrorist Squad: Rakesh MariaRakesh Maria has been appointed by the state government of Maharastra as new chief of the state Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). He takes over from the ATS chief K.P. Raghuvanshi, who has been transferred as additional director general of police (law and order) at the state police headquarters. Chairman of the ..