Bhubaneswar, September 16 (LocalWire): The Gopalpur Port has announced that it has undertaken a massive beach nourishment initiative across the erosion-prone coasts in Ganjam district.
The initiative is aimed at stabilising the beach profile in the district that has been suffering massive sea erosion.
According to the port authorities, it has pumped around four million cubic meters of sand along the northern portion of the port.
“The beach stretching across five km has been nourished and sand mounds have been stabilised,” said a port official.
The sand materials dredged from the port’s basin area were pumped along the beach near Arjeepalli village, which is being constantly battered by mighty sea waves.
The beach nourishment work was executed under the guidance of marine science department experts from Berhampur University.
“The vital aspect of our business is to ensure that our activities are environmentally and ecologically sustainable.
We are committed to the highest standards of sustainable development,” Gopalpur Port managing director Amit Saboo said
The Gopalpur port had commenced operation on 29 March 2013 but was temporarily shut down because of the damage caused by the cyclone Phailin. It was made operational again from 8 December 2015 after repair.