The Central government must take all steps, including resolving decades old disputes with neighbouring States on water sharing, to improve irrigation facilities and drinking water and supply of wat

Solitary nesting of olive ridleys at Gahirmatha rookery occurred almost every month during the nesting season. However, solitary nesting turtles were more frequent between February and April, suggesting this is the main nesting season for the species (Dash and Kar, 1990). As solitary nesting activity of olive ridley turtles on the Ganjam coast was not well documented previously, our aim was to do so and determine if nesting beaches in addition to Rushikulya were present along the Ganjam coast.

Illegal sand mining is rampant in Srikakulam district in spite of the claims of the authorities that they are inspecting the ramps frequently and imposing fines on lawbreakers.

The sand mafia, which is highly influential, is reportedly extracting between Rs.80 crore and Rs.100 crore worth of sand every year from the Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Bahuda and Mahendratanaya rivers.