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Tsunami: TN proposes Rs 5000 cr wall

January 07, 2005 20:13 IST

The Tamil Nadu government has proposed a Rs 5,000 crore wall to protect the state's coastline from the sea's fury.

Close to 8,000 people died in Tamil Nadu when tsunami waves struck its coast last month.

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Emerging from an hour-long meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa told reporters in Chennai that she made a special request to the prime minister for assistance to construct a wall along the 1076-km coastline from Chennai to Kanyakumari.

The chief minister said the prime minister indicated that the Centre would consider seeking a loan from the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank for the purpose.

The assistance for the proposed wall, Jayalalithaa said, will be in addition to the Rs 4,800 crore sought by the state government to cope with the massive damage caused in the December 26 tsunami.

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Sub: Alternative suggestion...

Instead, the requested $1B, can completely wipe out poverty and educate everyone in TN! No wall can withstand the force of a big Tsunami. What ...

Posted by Pathur S. Swaminathan

Sub: TN proposes Rs.5000 cr wall

A wall along the coastline at a cost of Rs.5000 is simply a knee-jerk reaction of TN government. Of course, this will gladden the hearts ...

Posted by s subramanyan

Sub: Jaylalitha proposed Rs 5000 cr wall

If PM sanctions the request of TN CM's request of making tsunami wall, then another GHOTALA is coming very soon, which will be named as ...

Posted by sub

Sub: Is it worth?

Can you challenge Nature's fury by just building a wall. Spending so much amount for building a wall may not be as viable solution.What would ...

Posted by Raghurama.K.Hegde

Sub: TN Proposes Rs.5000 Cr Wall

We can't predict natural calamities by building wall. This amount may be utilised to reduce poverty and develop the state in order to be prepared ...

Posted by Zafer


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