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Annual census of migratory birds in Chilika lagoon conducted by the CDA concluded

Tangi, Jan 3/1/20: The annual census of migratory birds in Chilika lagoon conducted by the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) concluded today.

The bird census revealed the presence of around 10.47 lakh  birds, which is 1.8 more than last census. As per the census report more 3.7 lakh birds of 114 species have arrived in Nalabana this winter.

As many as 145 people including research scholars and bird lovers of the state participated in the enumeration. The participants were divided into 29  groups. Experts have earlier conducted a training programme on census methodology at Wetland Research Centre, Chandraput.

Chilika Lake receives migrants from a wide range of breeding grounds extending from north, central and east Siberia, China and Mongolia, and west Asian countries such as Kazakhstan.

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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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