Bhubaneawar, September, 16: Odisha Lokayukta Member Dr. Debabrata Swain on Thursday met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the latter’s residence Naveen Niwas here and presented a copy of the book ‘Secrets of Smilipal – A Wonderland of Elephants and Melanistic Tigers’, written by him.
The book has been jointly published by Astral International Private Limited, New Delhi and Save Elephant Foundation Trust, Odisha. Chief Minister Patnaik has written a foreword for the book.
The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of the author for highlighting Similipal and its bio-diversity.
The book has many fascinating features of the floral and faunal diversity of Similipal. The book will be useful for forest managers, researchers, scholars and nature lovers.