According To The Govt, 41% Of Kerala’s Coastline Is At Risk Of Being Eroded

New Delhi, Nov 30, 2018 : The Parliament was informed Tuesday that satellite data from 1990 to 2018 showed that 41% of Kerala’s Coastline is at risk of erosion.
“Some stretches along India’s shoreline are vulnerable to erosion from natural causes or anthropogenic activity.

 According To The Govt, 41% Of Kerala’s Coastline Is At Risk Of Being

The National Shoreline Change Assessment Mapping for Indian Coast was done by the National Centre for Coastal Research.It used 28 years of satellite data, from 1990 to 2018, to determine that 41 percent of Kerala’s Coastline is at risk of erosion.

This was in response to a question from Shashi Tharoor, the Congress leader.

Rupala stated that coastal erosion has an impact on coastal communities, including fishermen.He also said that the Centrally Sponsored scheme – Blue Revolution Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries – provided financial assistance of Rs 93.84 Crore to support fishermen’s welfare-related activities, including the construction of houses for fishermen.

He said that the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yajana (PMMSY), which is being implemented from 2020-21, has also provided a sum of Rs 50.89 million to the Kerala government to support welfare-related activities, including livelihoods and nutritional support for socio-economically backward traditional fishers’ families.

The government stated that the fisheries sector plays an important part in the socio-economic development for approximately 28 million fisher-folk.It provides food and security and contributes 0.95 percent to the national GVA.

Tharoor’s question was about GDP, not GVA.He asked: “Whether the country’s fisheries sector greatly contributes to food safety by employing over 14.5 million people, contributing to 1.07 percent of the GDP, and 5.37% of the agricultural GDP.”

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