Press Esc to close

World Bank funded blueprint to counter erosion in Odisha

Kendrapara (Odisha), May 5, 2013, PTI : 15:18 IST
Waking up to the tidal surge threat, Odisha government has finalised a World Bank funded comprehensive blueprint to protect the vulnerable seaside human settlements from ingress of furious sea waves in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts.

The Rs 45 crore project under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Programme (NCRMP) is getting underway in Kendrapara district while Rs 19 crore project is ready for implementation in vulnerable Erasama block of Jagatsinghpur district.

"A 16 km coastal embankment is being refurbished to plug the tidal waves in Kendrapara district’s Rajnagar tehsil. In neighbouring Jagstsinghpur, a 9.6 KM long seawall is being put in place to plug the advancing sea," said Executive Engineer, Saline Irrigation Division, Jugal Kishore Tripathy.

A team of WB experts had inspected sea-erosion-hit spots in Rajnagar and assessed the gravity of the menace. Experts were of the view that the sea was unsteady in these parts. As a result, 46 villages under Rajnagar tehsil are exposed to the advancing sea. The team would shortly visit Erasama area to assess the situation, the official said.

For many years, sea erosion has threatened several thickly populated human settlements in both districts. Situation has become alarming of late with nearly ten km stretch shoreline categorised as critically vulnerable.

“The blueprint to protect erosion-prone pockets is ready. Existing embankments would be refurbished in Rajnagar. The department would also put in place breakwater system of sea wall to plug the marauding sea. 9.6 km long seawall would be built to keep the advancing sea at bay,” Tripathy said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Smokes and flame comes out from the window after a high rise office building caught fire...

Smokes and flame comes out from the window after a high rise office building caught fire...

Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore...

Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore...

A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat...

A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat...

Students pose after lighting oil lamps around a 'Rangoli' outside their hostel...

Students pose after lighting oil lamps around a 'Rangoli' outside their hostel...

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti celebrates Diwali with orphans in Jammu...

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti celebrates Diwali with orphans in Jammu...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army...

President Ram Nath Kovind greeting people on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan..

President Ram Nath Kovind greeting people on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan..

Devotees queued at Dakhheneswar Kali temple during Diwali festival in Kolkata...

Devotees queued at Dakhheneswar Kali temple during Diwali festival in Kolkata...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.