Sea erosion:Orissa seeks Oceanography Dept's intervention

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (UNI) The Orissa government has requested the union Oceanography ministry to suggest ways to check beach erosion, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Manmohan Samal informed the Assembly today.

Replying to a question of Mohan Charan Majhi, the minister said the government had written a letter to Project Director Oceanography B R Subramaniyam seeking his suggestions to the problem.

Mr Samal said ingress of sea into the land had posed a threat to those living close to the sea in four coastal districts--Ganjam, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Puri.

Gopalpur sea beach, Podampeta Nolia basti, in Ganjam district, Satabhaya and Kanpur mouja in Kendrapara district and Kusupur, Tentulibelari, Bakeipur, Ichhapur and Bardia area of Balikuda tehsil in Jagatsinghpur district were threatened due to sea erosion,he said.

During the last one year the sea ingressed Puri beach thrice and badly affected the 1.5 km long road close to the sea in Sipsurubali Mouja of the district.

But it had not posed any threat to the people living close to the sea, the minister said.

UNI

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