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The Odisha Wetland Authority has approved implementation of an “Integrated Management Plan of Chilika and Ansupa Lake” at an estimated investment of ₹180 Cr over 5 years starting from the year 2019. Through this programme, the State aims to achieve conservation of ecological habitats and promote sustainable livelihood of fishermen living around the two important wetlands of Odisha.
Chilika Lake, Asia’s only brackish water lagoon, is spread over 1,100 square kilometres in three districts of Khurda, Puri and Ganjam. As a home to 335 species of fish, the endangered Irrawady dolphin, and the destination for thousands of migratory birds, this site has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance by Ramsar Convention. In addition to this biodiversity, this wetland also supports livelihood of 2 lakh fishermen residing in 151 villages