• Recently, the Odisha Government has decided to relocate around 420 families from four zero-connectivity villages in Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary.
  • The relocation is aimed at reducing man-animal conflict and providing better living conditions to the displaced families.

Important points:

  • It is situated in the Bargarh district of Odisha near Hirakud dam (Mahanadi River) and covers an area of 346.91 square kilometers.
  • It is bounded on the east and north by the huge Hirakud reservoir.
  • It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 8th February 1985.
  • It is an important site for in situ conservation of wildlife and its habitat in the state of Odisha


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