ACS to monitor security of Chilika, Bhitarkanika Wetland

Cuttack, Dec 11: The Additional Chief Secretary Forest and Environment Department will monitor the security in the wetlands of Chilika Lake and Bhitarkanika National Park, the Odisha government has informed the Orissa High Court.

Informing the court about its proposal to the division bench of Chief Justice KS Jhaveri and Justice KR Mahapatra during a hearing on the security measures in Chilika and Bhitarkanika, eviction of illegal prawn gheries and infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals in Kendrapara district, the government counsel informed that the state government has a proposal to entrust the responsibility to the senior officialmonitor the security arrangement in Chilika and Bhitarkanika Wetlands.

The bench, while accepting the affidavit, informed that the affidavit of the state government will be taken up in its next hearing on December 18.

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