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Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural team visits Pulicat

Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural team visits Pulicat
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A team of scientists from Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History SACON, Coimbatore, visited Pulicat Lake on Wednesday for conducting...

Nellore: A team of scientists from Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore, visited Pulicat Lake on Wednesday for conducting survey for environmental clearance aiming at opening sea mouth at Pudirayadoruvu in Vakadu mandal.

It may be recalled that the state government earlier deployed National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) for opening mouths for survey and on its basis announced Rs 48 crore for the activity and the district administration deputed the SACON for taking up survey on the present conditions.

Team members that include Centre Director Dr Sankar, Scientists Dr Arun and Dr Rithika, Chief Conservator of Forests-Tirupati S Saravanan along with District Collector R Mutyala Raju visited the sea at Rayadoruvu on Wednesday.

Team members interacted with the Collector and district officials in Sriharikota about environmental impact due to closed sea mouths. DFO D Ravindranath Reddy, Naidupet RDO Sridevi, Joint Director of Fisheries P Srihari, local politicos and others were present.

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