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MANGALAJODI

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The Odisha government has proposed to ban movement of mechanised fishing boats in the Mangalajodi area of the Chilika lake.

  • Mangalajodi is an olden village under Odisha block in Khordha district of Odisha at the northern part of Chilika Lake.
  • Scenic beauty of this village and its vast wetland attracts the visitors.
  • Mangalajodi is recognised as globally important for the conservation of birds. Migratory birds arrive there for roosting.

                              Roosting  - to settle down for rest or sleep; to settle oneself as if on a roost.

  • Its vast wetlands attract thousands of migratory birds, journey from as far different places of the world.
  • Its wetlands now host more than 1.5 lakhs of birds in the peak season.
  • The month November to March is a good time to visit for enjoying an amazing experience.
  • Its importance as a significant global wetland habitat and declared as an International Bird Conservation Area.
  • Paika Akhada is another dance performed by some villagers.
  • Danda Yatra is one of the oldest ritual occasions celebrated in the month of Chaitra.

 

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