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Kerala to implement Rs 225 cr project for rural waterways

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (UNI) Kerala Water Resources Minister N K Premachandran today said the government would implement a Rs 175 crore project to check sea erosion and another Rs 225 crore project for the comprehensive development of rural waterways.

Talking to mediapersons here, he said the projects would be implemented in four years with the funds alloted by the 12th Finance Commission.

Mr Premachandran said groynes would be constructed at a length of 60 km besides maintenance of 47-km existing sea walls.

The construction of new sea wall would be on Geo Fabric Filter method, designed by the Central Water and Power Research Sation, Pune, he said, adding the new method required less maintenance.

Once the project completed, the entire areas which faced severe sea erosion would be protected.

The Minister said the West Cost canal from Kovalam to Neeleswaram would be developed as a state waterway suitable for all modern water transport system.

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