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Potential of coastal afforestation in tsunami-affected areas assessed

Staff Reporter

TUTICORIN: A high-level team from the Forest department, which arrived here to assess the potential of coastal afforestation in the tusnami-affected coastal areas in the district, concluded their two-day visit on Thursday.

On the first day, the team comprising G. Balan Samson, additional principal chief conservator of forests, and P. Subramaniam, chief conservator of forests, Tiruchi range, visited the coastal towns of Vembar, Periyasamypuram, Vypar and Tharuvaikulam areas and explored the possibilities of planting species such as mangrove and casurina.

The team, accompanied by V. Thirunavukarasu, district forest officer, inspected Mullakadu, Palayakayal, Punnakayal, Tiruchendur, Kulasekarapattinam and Manapadu areas.

The team was expected to submit a report on the visit to the Government soon. Official sources told The Hindu that the team scrutinised the proposal, submitted in February by the office of the DFO here to the Government through the forest department, to have 500 hectares of casurina plantations and 200 hectares of mangrove plantations to protect the villages from disasters.

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