The Central Water Commission approached the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) here with a proposal to study the environmental phenomenon of soil erosion, the institute's director, Sunil Kumar Singh, told PTI on Wednesday.
"A study will be conducted on the cause of coastal soil erosion, its current impact, and to recommend ways to control the situation in future," Singh said.
"As per a preliminary study, it has been observed that sediment supply has stopped, leading to erosion. As a result, the coastline is changing significantly," he said.
The study then revealed that Goa had the highest percentage (52 per cent) of stable shoreline when compared to 11 other maritime states and Union Territories.
The NIO is one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
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