Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Scetion-4 (1) (b) (i)]
(A) Creation of Chilika Development Authority:
Chilika, the famous brakishwater lake of Odisha is the most precious gift of nature. With the passage of time it was silted and its ecology was in danger. For preservation of its ecology and conservation as well and to bring an all round development in and around the lake which calls for multi-dimensional and multi- disciplinary developmental activities, the Chilika Development Authority(CDA)was created vide Resolution no.20369/F&E dated Bhubaneswar the 20th November 1991 of F&E Department, Govt. of Odisha.
B. Objectives of Chilika Development Authority:
a) To protect the lake ecosystem with all its genetic diversity.
b) To survey, plan and prepare the project proposal for integrated resource management for all round development in and around the lake.
c) To execute various multidimensional and multidisciplinary developmental activities either itself or through some agency.
d) To cooperate and collaborate with other institutions of the state, national or international institutions for all round development of the lake.
e) To establishment management information system for the lake.
f) To promote long term multidisciplinary research, prepare environment status report and establish education centre for the lake.
g) To facilitate:1. Control of silt load of streams and rivers and desiltation.2. Watershed management, opening of mouth area and maintenance of salinity gradient.3. Scientific management of weeds.4. Sustainable development of fisheries and aquacultures.5. Conservation of wild life.6. Eco-restoration of islands including habitat improvement of birds7. Capture and culture fisheries in Chilika Lake and on land around it.8. Construction of roads.9. Opening of mouth of the lake or opening of new mouth.10. Moderation of lake level within the safe limits.11. Promotion of ecologically compatible domesticand international tourism.12. Socio economic development of the area.
h) To conduct environmental impact assessment studies from time to time.
i) To upgrade the management and professional skills of the members associated with conservation and development of the lake.
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