U. T. Khader the Minister for Food and civil supplies along with DC A. B. Ibrahim visited the sea erosion prone area early this morning on June 30 Thursday in Ullal and Ucchila.
After observation addressing to the press U. T. Khader said that, after several experiments of placing boulders and Sandbags has no impact in the rising waves , the permanent Sea Erosion under Sustainable Coastal protection and Management Project funded by ADB at an estimated cost of 16 crores will be implemented. Survey will be initiated by ADB experts and then proceed to State experts and as per the guidelines of the central experts compensation will be provided.
“That the work to prevent sea Erosion permanently will be commenced and land will be provided to the people as soon as possible and preventive action will be taken through the ADB funded project. So far nearly 4 houses have been swallowed by the sea and ten houses are in the pose of danger to get swallowed due to Sea erosion. Though boulders are placed to create sea wall on entire stretch, rough waves have washed away several houses and coconut trees.” DC A. B. Ibrahim said. One of residents says that, nearly 150 meters have been washed away in the last 5 years and stretch of 3 k.m. in Ullal are exposed to the sea and in a pose of danger to get washed away and a nightmare for the people.