Sea erosion (Representational Image)
The Union government should provide assistance to the state in taking up permanent projects to check sea erosion at different places along the 320-km coastal line of Karnataka, state Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Inland Water Transport Mankala S Vaidya has said.
Talking to reporters after visiting the Kodi Kanyana fisheries port in Udupi district on Sunday, he said the state government is doing its best by taking temporary measures to prevent sea erosion.
However, a permanent should be found by taking up projects in a phased manner with the support of the Union government, Vaidya said.
He said the problems being faced by fishermen in Bengre, Kodi Kanyana and Hangarakatte will be solved jointly by the Fisheries and Port departments. The jetty project at Kodi Kanyana will be taken up soon.
Former minister Jayaprakash Hegde and leaders of fishermen groups accompanied Vaidya during the visit.
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First Published: Jul 03 2023 | 12:41 PM IST