Beach Replenishment Underway at Long ::NIOT:: Puducherry Beach Restoration 1 day ago 02:44
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::NIOT:: Puducherry Beach Restoration Beach Replenishment Underway at Long 1 day ago 05:37
Based on the learning from experimental beach nourishment, process based measurements and numerical studies; proposal for two reefs along with beach nourishment is made. Methodology for implementation of beach nourishment along with design beach profiles was arrived and this indicates an immediate requirement of 0.5 million m3 of sand for nourishment. Various configurations of offshore retaining structures are studied to increase the life of the nourished beach and minimize the effect of erosion on the north side. Implementation of proposed hybrid solution (Beach Nourishment and two Reefs) not only protects the coast but also restores the beach, which was lost. The proposed scheme was reviewed by an international consultant. The northern Reef will be implemented by MoES and the Southern Reef along with beach Nourishment will be implemented by Puducherry Government. The Bhumi Pooja was performed in the presence of honorable Chief Minister of Puducherry and the project execution has commenced. The project is likely to be completed within a period of six months depending on climatic conditions.