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By Destroying Ram Sethu India Will Be Inviting an Ecological Disaster

During 2004 Tsunami, the western coast of India suffered less damage mainly due to the presence of Ram Setu. Even this less damage was monstrous in nature and destroyed several coastal villages. So what will happen when a Tsunami occurs after destroying the Ram Setu for the Sethusamduram Project? Experts are of the opinion that the entire Kerala and Tamil Nadu coast will be affected and the destruction will be several times higher than the 2004 Tsunami episode. The Sethusamudram project does not mention about any measures to protect the western coastline of India, when the existing natural barrier is destroyed. Any major destruction to the western coast of India will adversely affect India’s indigenous nuclear program. This is because the thorium deposits found in India are on the western coast - Aluva and Chavara in Kerala and Manavalakurichi in Tamil Nadu.Experts have also pointed out that by dredging and opening the Ram Setu, the fragile coral islands will be destroyed by sediments…