While earlier, we told you Patna to get India’s first Dolphin Research Centre, the same information was not officially confirmed then. Now, yesterday while interacting with PM Modi about the Namami Gange Projects in Bihar, the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi revealed, Patna to soon get a Dolphin Research Centre. The estimated worth to construct the centre is Rs 32 crore. The centre is going to be constructed on 2 acres of Patna University Land near the bank of river Ganga.
While interacting with the Prime Minister of India, the Deputy CM of Bihar said, we have located 57 industries near the bank of river Ganga that drains pollutants in the river and warned them not to do the same.
The Deputy CM further said, in a survey conducted in 2018, there are a total of 3031 dolphins identified in India out of which 1455 of them are in Bihar. Seems like, back in 1991, looking at the number of this endangered species in Bihar, the Government built the 60 km long Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary in between Munger to Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur District. This 60 km area inside the Ganga River is a protected area for this endangered species.