Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Strengthen sea walls: Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram: Shashi Tharoor, MP, has urged the government to take measures to strengthen the sea walls in the coastal areas hit by severe erosion over the past few days.

Mr. Tharoor visited the Beemapally, Poonthura, Cheriyathura and Valiathura areas and the relief camps for the affected people on Wednesday. He called upon the government to rehabilitate the families who had lost their houses to the waves pounding the coast. He proposed that the victims of coastal erosion be given priority in allotment of the new houses constructed under the tsunami rehabilitation project. The people complained that the unscientific construction of sea walls was responsible for the heavy damage to the coastal defence structures.

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