Q. “Tampara lake” is recently seen in news is located in which of the following state?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Odisha

[C] Karnataka

[D] Kerala

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: Tampara Lake is among the most prominent freshwater lakes in the State of Odisha situated in Ganjam district.

  • The depression on the ground gradually filled with rainwater from catchment flow and was called “Tamp” by the British and subsequently termed “Tampra” by the locals.
  • The wetland supports at least 60 species of birds, 46 species of fishes, at least 48 species of phytoplanktons, and more than seven species of terrestrial plants and macrophytes.
  • The wetland is an important habitat for vulnerable species such as Cyprinus carpio, common pochard (Aythya ferina), and river tern (Sterna aurantia).
  • With an estimated average fish yield of 12 tonnes per year, the wetland is an important source of livelihood for the local communities.
  • Along with fishes the wetland also provides provisioning services like water for agriculture, and domestic use and is a well-known tourism and recreation site.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.