Union Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday informed that more than Rs 4.7 crore has been released by Centre during the last two years to Odisha under its National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems for nurturing Chilika and Ansupa Lake.
“During the last two years Modi Govt has released more than ₹4.7 crore to Odisha under the National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems NPCA for nurturing Chilika, India’s largest brackish water lake and Ansupa lake, Odisha’s largest fresh water lagoon,” tweeted Pradhan, who belongs to Odisha.
“The revival of Ansupa lake, which was a wasteland three years ago, has brought much cheer to all and provides further encouragement for conservation and protection of wetlands spread across the country. Home to migratory birds, the picturesque hamlet of Ansupa and the lagoons of Chilika are a paradise for nature connoisseurs with immense potential for ecological tourism. We are committed to conserve and protect these ‘Jewels of Odisha’ for a sustainable future,” tweeted Pradhan.