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COASTAL PROTECTION WORKS
 
The total coastal length of Gujarat is about 1600 Km.Valsad, Navsari, Surat & Bharuch districs of Gujarat state have its western boundary as Arabian sea. It has been observed On western boundry of Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch & Jamnagar districts & on eastern boundry of Bhavnagar, Amreli, Junagadh, Porbandar & Jamnagar districts there is coastal erosion. The coastal erosion is found in 449 villages. The erosion is taking place mostly under the action of strong tidal current accompanied by wave action. Particularly just before monsoon and in monsoon season. The shore line at these villages have been approached to habitable area, Local people of coastal villages are belonging to Machhimar community. The general situation of these villages is favourable from view point of fishing trade.Tendency of local people of coastal villages is not to leave their original place of dwelling near sea coast which facilitate their access to sea for fishing business and therefore, it is not possible to persuade local inhabitants to shift to the another place. Heavy damages are found to houses, fertile land and other property due to coastal erosion. Local people are often representing for providing protective measures to prevent the Land ward recession of coastline.

In view of above, keeping in mind the nature damage, anti sea erosion works are carried out by the Department. The protection work is carried out by providing gabion / big stones walls. Thus damages due to coastal erosion is controlled by providing such protection wall.
 
Statement showing the costal protection works completed.
 
Sr no District Taluka Name of work
1 Valsad Valsad Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Kosamba.
      i) Ch. 0 to 690mt.
ii) Ch. 1100mt. to 1850mt.
2 Valsad Pardi Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Umarsadi.
3 Valsad Pardi Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Kokak-Udwada.
4 Valsad Umargam Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Umargam.
5 Valsad Umargam Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Nargol.
6 Valsad Umargam Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village fansa-Tatawadi.
7 Surat Choryasi Anti sea erosion work at Budia.
8 Surat Olpad Anti sea erosion work at Nes karanj.
9 Surat Olpad Anti sea erosion work at Dabhari.
10 Navsari Gandevi Bhat Anti sea erosion works.
11 Navsari Jalalpore Onjal Machhiwad Anti sea erosion works.
12 Valsad Pardi Udwada Anti sea erosion works.
13 Valsad Valsad Nani Danti-Moti Danti Anti sea erosion works.
14 Surat Olpad Anti sea erosion work at Dandi.
15 Surat Olpad Mor Bhagwa Anti sea erosion works (Phase I).
16 Surat Olpad Anti sea erosion work at Dandi (Phase-II)
17 Navsari Jalalpore Anti sea erosion work at Danti (Ch 0 to 1260 m).
18 Surat Choryasi Anti sea erosion Scheme against sea coast at Village Dumas.
19 Surat Olpad Mor Bhagwa Anti sea erosion works (Phase II).
20 Navsari Gandevi Movasa sea Erosion works Ch. 0 to 1350 mt. Tal. Gandevi Dist. Navsari.
21 Valsad Valsad Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast near Village Kosamba at Ch.690mt. to 1100mt. & 1850mt. to 2330mt.
22 Valsad Pardi Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Kolak-Udwada at Ch. 1230mt. to 1500mt. & 2065mt. to 2365mt.
23 Valsad Umargam Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Umargam (Navinagari to Gopal Baug).
24 Valsad Pardi Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Umarsadi-Machhiwad (river side).
25 Valsad Umargam Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village maroli & Fansa.
26 Valsad Pardi Construction of Protection wall against erosion of sea coast at Village Umarsadi-Machhiwad.
27 Navsari Jalalpore Onjal Machhiwad Anti sea erosion works (restoration work).
28 Valsad Valsad Nani Danti-Moti Danti Anti sea erosion works (pilot project SAB technology).