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After three decades, Irrawaddy dolphin has been sighted in the Rambha sector of Chilika Lake

Bhubaneswar:25/8/17: After almost three decades, Irrawaddy dolphin has been sighted in the Rambha sector of Chilika Lake in Ganjam district.

Official sources said the rare Irrawaddy dolphin was spotted at Rambha last week after illegal prawn gheries (enclosures) were demolished in a massive enforcement drive by the Chilika Development Authority (CDA).

Besides, the sighting of the dolphin assumes significance particularly in the backdrop of a sharp drop in its population in Odisha with their number declining to 134 in 2017 from 144 in 2015

.“Irrawaddy dolphins were being sighted in Rambha during the 1980s. The sighting of the animal would be a major boost to eco-tourism,” said CDA additional Chief Executive, Sasmita Lenka.“CDA will undertake a project for relocation of injured dolphins for rehabilitation and a task force will be set up for monitoring these activities,” Lenka added.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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