CBD COP11: The mystery of Pondy's disappearing beaches

CBD COP11: The mystery of Pondy’s disappearing beaches

CBD COP11 (09/10/12) – Aurofilio Schiavina, coastal environment expert, Pondy Citizens’ Action Network tells Pavilion TV about the secret behind Pondicherry’s disappearing beaches.

The simple addition of a new harbour near Pondicherry (or Pondy for short) has removed 10km of beaches, affected the tourism sector and stunted the local fishing industry.

The loss of the beach has also allowed seawater to contaminate freshwater supplies. Schiavina is hopeful the damage caused by the harbour can now be reversed.