Cases on protection of lakes: Chilika lake , Orissa

Chilika is the largest brackish water lake in Asia and also the second largest lake in the world. Chilika is situated between 19º28' and 19º54' North latitude and 85º05' and 85º 38' East longitude. A mix of estuarine, marine and freshwater ecosystem is observed here and the lagoon has a long history of sustainable fishing. According to the Directorate of Fisheries Statistics 2000-01, the wetland supports 122,339 fisher folk who live in the 137 villages near Chilika.


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