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Photographer's Note

Digha is one of the most popular sea resorts in Eastern India. Being only 180 km from Kolkata, it attracts huge number of tourists throughout the year.

But the beautiful beach in old Digha is in danger due to heavy soil erosion. Periodic storms and tidal surges, seasonal high velocity winds and above all extensive human intervention have made the western sideways of Digha-Sankarpur area vulnerable to coastal erosion.

In the picture you can see how sea has eaten up a large area of the beach between Digha and Sankarpur.

The authorities are constantly trying to protect the area by engineering solution through civil constructions of appropriate shore protection.

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  • Copyright: Alekhya Sundar (aleXundar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 265] (1256)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 10:42
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