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Human interference and construction activity such as port building along the Orissa’s shoreline, have gravely accelerated the rate of beach erosion. An assessment on the Orissa coast, showed long-term shoreline change for a period of 38 years from 1972-2010. Thirty seven percent of the state’s 480km coastline is exposed to sea erosion.
However, India aims to pour $60 billion into ports by 2020 under a drive to spur the fastest growth in more than two decades.
Proposed port threatens coastal beauty, Orissa, a NDTV Video
The natural beauty of Astaranga will be completely altered as the Orissa government has given approval for a port to be constructed here. For centuries, the endangered Olive Ridley turtles have been coming to this island during the nesting season to lay their eggs…