A few hundred kilometres from Mumbai, at the convergence of Karli River and the Arabian Sea in Sindhudurg district, is one of the most exotic seasides in the country - Tarkarli Beach.
The narrow stretch of beach boasts of pristine waters, and is a haven for snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts. However, owing to massive soil erosion, the stretch of white sand is getting narrower every year.
Now, fearing that its premier tourist attraction is fast losing its soil, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has decided to build stone bunds at Tarkarli Beach to keep a check on the soil erosion.
It has hired the state Public Works Department (PWD) to build a km-long wall of stones along the beach even if that means a probable loss of business as the wall significantly cuts off the panoramic view from the MTDC holiday resort, and dozens of other resorts, doting the beach. Read More