Goa initiating steps to check soil erosion along beaches

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Panaji, Dec 10 (UNI) The Goa Government has sought help of Khadakwasala-based Central Water and Power Research Station for suggesting measures to check soil erosion recorded at about 15 beach points along the 105-km coastline of the state.

The State Water Resources Chief Engineer Sandip Nadkarni told mediapersons in presence of Chief Minister Digambar Kamat that the station under the Central Water and Power Commission had recently submitted reports related to mitigating erosion at Keri (1.4 Km) and Betalbati (sunset point 1 Km) beaches.

The measures would cost Rs 7.3 crore and Rs 4.3 crore respectively at the two beaches and the Government had sought Central assistance for the purpose.

Reports related to other beach points such as Majorda, Anjuna, Coco, Campal, Majorda are yet to be submitted.

Meanwhile, efforts are also being made to check floods in Sanqualim and Bicholim taluks in north Goa which played havoc in the last monsoon.

UNI

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