Operation Olivia – UPSC Prelims

Operation Olivia:
  • Operation Olivia was launched by the Indian Coast Guard in the early 1980s.
  • Purpose: The operation aims to protect Olive Ridley turtles when they arrive at the Odisha coast for breeding and nesting from November to December.
  • Indian Coast Guards(ICGs) execute this operation. 
  • As part of the operation, ICGs conducts round-the-clock surveillance.
  • Assets of Indian Coast Guards such as fast patrol vessels, air cushion vessels, interceptor craft, and Dornier aircraft are used in this operation to enforce laws near the rookeries (colony of breeding animals).
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