TNPSC Thervupettagam

Kariyachalli island Restoration

February 12 , 2024 14 days 197 0
  • The government has passed an order to restore Kariyachalli as part of the Tamil Nadu Coastal Restoration Mission.
  • The island, used to be 16 hectares, but has shrunk to 5.97 hectares.
  • Without intervention, both the Kariyachalli and Kasuwari Islands will sink by 2035.
  • The Gulf of Mannar has a chain of 21 low-lying uninhabited coral-reef islands.
  • Over 4,300 species of flora and fauna have been recorded so far.
  • Among them are 132 coral species.
  • Tamil Nadu has already saved Vaan Island with the help of over 10,000 artificial reef modules.

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