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Erosion Threat Looms Large In Puri Beach, Unorganised Vendors To Be Relocated Soon

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02 August 2019


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Puri: As threat of beach erosion looms large in Puri, the district administration has planned to relocate the vendors and allot individual blocks to carry out their business safely. This will also ensure that the tourists are safe when they shop from these stalls.

Puri Collector Balwant Singh informed that as the vendors are sitting in an unorganised manner and also have set up their stalls very close to the sea at some locations, the district administration will first hold a meeting with their organisation and temporarily move them far from the sea so that they will not be affected by beach erosion.

Primarily the beach is meant for tourists and then come the vendors and local bodies. The administration will soon take steps to avoid any problem to the public and vendors during beach erosion. Later, there will be transitional arrangements to introduce block system for the vendors. A plan is also underway for their final relocation and rehabilitation, he added.

Singh had earlier thanked the 700 vendors who had attended the orientation programme on sanitation of the beach and were able to bring some change by participating in the 'Mo Beach' programme.

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Balwant Singh, Collector, Puri