SOME COASTAL ENGINEERING PROBLEMS IN INDIA

D. V. Joglekar, C. V. Gole, A. S. Apte

Abstract


Near the southern tip of the Indian peninsula, the State of Kerala has a 400 miles long shore line running north from the Cape Camorin. Almost all along its length is one reach or the other, the coast has fine beaches which are continually subjected to erosion due to wave action. This process has been going on, no doubt, since the existence of the sub-continent, but it is only in recent years has there been an awakening of interest when property and plantation are being threatened, as the man-land ratio is getting dangerously high.

Keywords


coastal erosion; coastal structures; India



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