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June 17, 2019

Restoration of Ansupa Lake brightens wetland conservation hopes


Photograph: Mongabay India/ Basudev Mahapatra


Ansupa Lake was a wasteland three years ago and of no use to the fishing community living in the vicinity.

The oxbow lake formed by the Mahanadi was covered in over 20 types of freshwater weeds, which proved detrimental to the ecosystem.

The Chilika Development Authority, which took charge of developing the lake, formed The Ansupa Integrated Self Help Group, which manages lake activities.

With the help of a mechanical weed harvester, the lake is now cleared. Fishing is regulated and income from tourism goes back to the community.