Mangaluru: Angara for study of sea wave breaker tech before implementation

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Sep 25: The Karnataka state government officials are sceptical about the success of Sea-Wave Breaker technology that is proposed to be implemented at Ullal to prevent sea erosion.

It has been decided to make a feasible study of the technology by the Karnataka Engineering Research Station (KERS).

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had visited Battappadi of Ullal when the sea erosion was severe and had announced that a solution will be provided through sea wave breaker technology at a cost of Rs 25 crore.

Fisheries minister Angara had visited Nellikunnu in Kasargod where this technology is already implemented and took stock of its success. Entrepreneur U K Yusuf had constructed his own patented sea wave breaker just five months ago.

In the Nellikunnu sea wave breaker model, instead of dropping rocks into the sea, a concrete frame 50 feet long, 20 feet wide and 15 to 20 feet in height has been made and sand is filled into it. But whether this technology will be successful in Ullal is not known as the severity of the waves at Nellikunnu and Ullal might be different.

KERS Mandya has got expertise in studying new technology. Experts from the organisation have already visited Battappady. The main aim of the study is to assess the difference in the severity of the waves at Ullal and Battappady and the successfulness of sea wave breaker technology if implemented in Ullal.

KERS has been told to pay a specific amount before beginning the study. They will create the model of Battappady sea beach in their vast campus and study the sea erosion and effectiveness of the sea wave breaker.

Fisheries Minister Angara said that he will first get a detailed technological report from KERS on the sea wave breaker technology and then plan sea erosion prevention at Ullal.




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  • S ABDUL RAHEEMAN SAHEB, Siddapur - Udupi Karnataka

    Mon, Sep 26 2022

    So many study tours foreign and domestic have been done by our respected MLAs . But study on papers only. Long time ago I wrote in daijiworld comments they don't want to find permanent solution because every year during sea erosion they want to have sight seeing. Interestingly in Mumbai Nariman point and other areas they successfully stopped sea erosion and reclaimed the sea ,why can't we adopt that technology.

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  • Harish, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 26 2022

    Send him to oxford university

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    mangroves may help somewhat if its planted in systematic manner over years.. seaware breaker like in marine drive not sure how significant it would be. Waves in coastal region are so strong that create suction which drain sand beneath the surface so any breaker or construction would gradually swallowed by sea. lets wait and watch the study by KERS

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    by the time study is over...angara will be either just an mla or sitting at home eating kadle

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  • Babu Shenoy, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    Oh, no. Please don't dismiss Angara's expertise so soon. He seems to have acquired a lot of rocket science (ಪಟಾಕಿ) lately. (But please don't ask the people of Sullia what he has done in his own constituency.) One of these days he may be nominated for the Nobel prize.

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  • Mohammed, BC Road

    Sun, Sep 25 2022

    Very good move.

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