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Karnataka government to provide permanent solution to check sea erosion

Mangaluru: In order to check damages to people living along the coastal areas, the state government would come out with a permanent solution to prevent sea erosion, Infrastructure Development Department, Ports and Inland Fisheries Principal Secretary and Maritime Board Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kapil Mohan told the media here.

The Principal Secretary, who took stock of the ongoing works to prevent sea erosion on Wednesday, said using technology, a permanent solution against sea erosion would be implemented.
He further added, such a work has been taken up at Mukkacharry in Ullal, which did not witness any sea erosion.
He also inspected the ADB-funded 635 metres and 10 metres long wall being constructed at a total cost of Rs. 18.02 crore at Mukkacherry in Ullal.
Meanwhile, Mr Mohan instructed the officials to ensure that high quality was maintained in the ongoing works. With such walls being planned in most places, the problem of sea erosion along the coast could be reduced, he stated.
Mr Mohan visited Tannirubhavi, Bharati Shipyard, Bengre Jetty, Someshwara, Uchhila, Battapady and Mukkacherry costal belts.

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