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Kerala to implement Rs 225 crore project for rural waterways

Written by: Staff

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 water ways.

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 new sea walls would be constructed new sea at a length of 60 km besides maintenance of 47 km existing sea walls.

The new sea wall construction would be on Geo Fabric Filter method, designed by the Central Water and Power Research Sation, Pune, he said adding that the new method required only less maintanance when compared with the existing method. Once the project completed the whole 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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