Saturday, August 9, 2014

Thailand and India Sinking: Coastal Erosion of Thai Coasts 26% of Thai, 40% of Indian Coast Subjected to Erosion


Jul 28, 2014

BANGKOK, July 28 -- Thailand's coastal erosion problem is considered severe in 44 locations in 19 provinces along the Gulf of Thailand, with the destruction resulting from both natural and manmade causes.
The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that the erosion occurred along 830 kilometers of Thai coasts and that account for 26 per cent of all the country's coasts.

The problem occurs mainly along the Gulf of Thailand, over a distance of 730 kilometres.

Severe and quick erosion happens in 44 locations in 19 provinces with a combined seaside distance of 169 kilometres.


Aug 6, 2014

The government today said a study has revealed that on an average around 40 per cent of Indian coast is subjected to coastal erosion.

"The study has revealed that on an average around 40 per cent of the Indian coast is subjected to coastal erosion (either high, medium or low). According to the study, erosion occurred in 46.30 per cent of coastal length in Gujarat," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

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