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Tampara Lake : Direction From National Green Tribunal

Tampara Lake : Direction From National Green Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal, Eastern Zone, has directed the Odisha government not to go ahead with ‘illegal’ construction in and around Tampara Lake

  • Tampara Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the State of Odisha.
  • The beautiful lake & the nearby Chilika Lagoon highlight the ecological diversity Odisha is blessed with.
  • It supports at least 60 species of birds, 46 species of fishes, at least 48 species of phytoplanktons, and more than seven species of terrestrial plants and macrophytes.
  • It is an important habitat for vulnerable species such as Cyprinus carpio, common pochard (Aythya ferina), and river tern (Sterna aurantia).
  • It is already placed in the Wetland Atlas prepared by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in 2010.

National Green Tribunal:

  • It has been established under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010.
  • New Delhi is the Principal Place of Sitting of the Tribunal and Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai shall be the other four places of sitting of the Tribunal.
  • NGT is mandated to make disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of the filing of the same.