TAMIL NADU

`Chilka to be out of endangered list soon'

BHUBANESWAR, JAN. 20. The Chilka lake will not continue to be in the list of endangered wetlands for long, the joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, D.D. Verma, said.

Addressing an international seminar on `restoration of Chilka lagoon' here on Saturday, Mr. Verma said that the Ramsar International Mission, which recently inspected Chilka on a request from the Centre, was impressed by the conservation measures initiated by the Chilka Development Authority.

There were indications that the lagoon would be brought out of the Montreaux Record after submission of its report, he said.

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