SEA EROSION POSES THREAT TO EAST AND WEST COAST OF INDIA

By Tagore Derose

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 Sea erosion, accretion and  swallowing continues to pose a serious threat of India, several houses have been swallowed, washed away or seriously damaged in the fierce waves that lash the coast. The problem is acute on these the vulnerable sites, having no sea walls or where have been destroyed over the years. These are numerous families facing a similar situation along the coast, Traditional coastal community have been accommodated in temporary shelters. The vulnerable coast is emergency and only selected parts are undergoing erosion, which is mainly due to coastal development activities like construction of artificial structures.  In coastal erosion there is a loss of invaluable land areas, habitat displacement relocation loss of beaches loss of transport network, infrastructure and other installations. Most of the estuarine mouths are partly or almost closed during summer season which is mainly due to formation of sand spit. The west and east coast along India is most vulnerable to cyclones and storm surges that causes inundation of low lying coastal areas resulting in damages to vegetation and property. Erosion hotspots (Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari district coats of Tamilnadu and Alapuzha district of Kerala) are identified by Govt of Tamilnadu, Dept of Environment, ENVIS. Hence thro this present project, now validating thro participatory rural appraisal (PRA techniques) and taking steps to provide different types of plantation (Non mangroves, Mangrove plant and sand dune plants).Our NGO is working for coastal community for the past 28 years thro disaster relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects. Thro the promotion of coastal shelter belt, lobby with Govt for sea walls and Dune strengthen, livelihood empowerment, and disaster management capacity building will serve for the coastal community on disaster.Thro this forthcoming project will help the vulnerable traditional coastal community on long term needs and will help then restore from the tragedy of their livelihood and capacity building on community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) thro formation /of strengthening Disaster management committee, preparation of management plan, coastal school awareness and plans first aid techniques, mock drill, evacuation techniques , early warning system promotion and drinking water conservation thro analysis.                 

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