16 Mar Read more about Won’t damage Ram Sethu for Sethusamudram project, Centre tells SC on Business Standard. The Sethusamudram project. Key data, economic, cultural, political stakes. Another issue which concerns the Tamil Nadu fishermen is the ambitious Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, . While both the Suez and Panama Canals have gigantic volumes of shipping, which makes them economically viable, in India, the Sethusamudram Canal project.

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The total length of these two channels would be 89 km. The original plan for Sethusamudram proposes construction of a shorter navigational route around India’s southern tip by breaching the Ram Setu or Adam’s Bridge made of limestone shoals, connecting Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar see map.

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To secure more money, Sethusamudram Corp. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. But Balasundarampillai says that effective pollution control measures exist, setthusamudram that these have been factored into the project.

Saturday 04 July The government’s enthusiasm to set up committees poject not wane. Gadkari 30 Dec sethhsamudram Fisheries will not be affected. Larger oceangoing vessels coming from the West have had to navigate around Sri Lanka to reach India’ eastern coast. The Indian government has assured that the Gulf of Mannar biosphere will be unaffected by the canal.

This is the not the first time in the world that a ship canal will be dug he points out. The Supreme Court ordered the union government to explore the possibility of an alternative alignment for the Sethusamudram project and asked the Archaeological Survey of India to find out if Rama Setu was a man-made structure.

The project involves digging a A substantial portion of the Ram Sethusamudrzm, 9. Ships from destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Mauritius and Europe, would save an average of 8 hours using the canal.

Sethusamudram alternative route not feasible: report

The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that a high-level committee in its report has suggested that alternative alignment other than mythological Ram Sethu for Sethusamudram project was not economically and ecologically feasible.


The final decision will rest on a wethusamudram from the Supreme Court. Archived from the original on 14 October Subscribe to our mailing list.

But it was finally given life only in by a feasibility study conducted by the Ramaswamy Mudaliar committee. Retrieved 25 May There are ship canals in Europe and in Japan too.

On 21 Aprilthe Supreme Court of India decided to delay the project to until an Environmental impact analysis on the feasibility of a route through Dhanuskodi instead of Rama’s Bridge had been carried out. Currently the ships coming from the west coast of India and other western countries with destination in the east coast of India and also in Bangladesh, China etc have to navigate around Srilankan coast.

Though trade across the India-Sri Lanka divide has been active since at least the first millennium BCE, it has been limited to small boats and dinghies.

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There is concern also that the oil and marine pollution associated with shipping traffic will aggravate the ecological stress already being caused by the effluents released into the Gulf of Mannar by nearby Tuticorin’s chemical industries and the ash of its thermal power plant.

Key data, economic, cultural, political stakes. The North Sea is full of oilrigs and there has sethusaamudram no adverse impact of these on the Scandinavian countries or Great Britain, he says. Taylor of the Indian Marines. Although Sri Lanka has an Environmental Impacts Assessment procedure under the Coast Conservation Department this project does not come within their jurisdictions. In the he revealed that the environmental aspects of the project have been looked into in-depth through over 30 studies.

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The reason could be that the government is tempted by the proposal to make a barrier for terrorist movements. The Sethusamudram Project Committee report was, however, put in cold storage. The alternative route alignment proposed under the Sethusamudram project to avoid damage to the Ram Setu or Adam’s Bridge will not be ecologically or economically feasible, the Supreme Court was told on Monday.


The Geographical Journal, Vol. We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Retrieved 9 October Mid ocean passage across Rama Setu. Proponents of the project say that it will be the harbinger of economic growth. Hindu nationalists cited Nasa satellite photographs of the shoals as evidence that the events described in the Ramayana really took place, although Nasa has distanced itself from those claims.

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Sri Lanka, which was not consulted about the canal, also has voiced concerns that it would disadvantage its port in Colombo, presently south Asia’s most successful hub for sea traffic. Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said there was no question of demolishing ‘Rama Sethu’ while implementing the Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project and asserted it would be done without harming the environment.

The proposed route through the shoals of Adam’s Bridge is opposed by some groups on religious, environmental and economical grounds. However it strongly recommended an overland passage instead of a channel cutting through Rama’s Bridge. Alignment approval subject to Environmental Report: Retrieved 14 September Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

However, Sri Lankan environmental concerns are not addressed in the Environmental Impacts Assessment process by Indian authorities.

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