Marina Beach Research Paper

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ASSIGNMENT ON CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABILITY ON MARINA BEACH - CHENNAI SUBMITTED BY : DHEERAJ ALSHETTY V CE16M060 INTRODUCTION Marina Beach is a natural urban sandy beach along the Coramandel coast in the city of Chennai, India, along the Bay of Bengal. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south, a distance of 6.5 km (4.0 mi) making it the longest natural urban beach in the country and one of the world 's longest beach ranking with 1. The Marina is primarily sandy, unlike the short, rocky formations that make up the Juhu Beach in Mumbai. The average width of the beach is 300 m (980 ft) and the width at the widest stretch is 437 m (1,434 ft). Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited…show more content…
Species of gastrotrichs are also found in the region. Common fishes found along the beach in the Bay of Bengal include mullets, sharks, silver bellies, rays, ribbon fish, skates, white bait, dussumeria, Jew fish, horse mackerel, crabs, seer, pellona, pomfret, perches, lactarius, lethrius, flying fish, engraylis, sardines, lobsters, sabre fish, barracuda, hilsa, tunny, Indian salmon, leather jackets, cookup, breams, catfish, snappers, synagris, bonito, soles, polynemus, and prawns, among others. SOCIAL IMPORTANCE Marina beach is a major tourist attraction of the city. People visiting Chennai make a point to visit the beach. It is also the main place for the local people to escape from the summer heat. It is one of the most crowded beaches in the country and attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays. During summer months, about 15,000 to 20,000 people visit the beach daily. There are fishermen colonies present at both ends of the beach. Many people come for a morning walk on the beaches to inhale fresh air. ECONOMICAL IMPORTANCE The beach is popular for its shops and food stalls run by about 500 shops run by about 1,212 vendors. Fishes are the livelihood for fishermen and their families. There are more than 800 families dependent on the sea fish. Tourists are the…show more content…
Like coal and gold mines, it was believed that forests belonged to the state for exploitation. Forest areas became a source of revenue. Additionally, as in Africa, some forests in India were earmarked by the government officials and the rulers with the sole purpose of using them for hunting and sport for the royalty and the colonial officials. India launched its National Forest Policy in 1988. This led to a programme named Joint Forest Management, which proposed that specific villages in association with the forest department will manage specific forest blocks. In particular, the protection of the forests would be the responsibility of the people. By 1992, seventeen states of India participated in Joint Forest Management, bringing about 2 million hectares of forests under protection. Since 1991, India has reversed the deforestation trend. It has been reported that India 's forest as well as woodland cover has increased. A 2010 study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation ranks India amongst the 10 countries with the largest forest area coverage in the world. India is also one of the top 10 countries with the largest primary forest coverage in the world, according to this

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