Sounds like a good idea, although I didn't realize it was necessary. The sea is more shallow than I would have thought.
"Adam's Bridge or Rama's Bridge , chain of shoals, c.18 mi (30 km) long, in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka. At high tide it is covered by c.4 ft (1.2 m) of water. A steamer ferry links Rameswaram, India, with Mannar, Sri Lanka. According to Hindu legend, the bridge was built to transport Rama, hero of the Ramayana, to the island to rescue his wife from the demon king Ravanna.
Thus, FreeRepublic. Maybe the poor folk still won't be able to take on the almighty fedgov, but they can cause some serious thinking in the cloistered halls of power.
" How can we take on the almighty federal government?"
That poor fisherman seems to be echoing what many in the richest country in the world are asking, after the Kelo decision.
At least that Indian govt. decision won't allow jack booted thugs purchased by the wealthy to disposses him of whatever he has.
Oops! My mistake. He is a fisherman, and as such probably lives on waterfront. He is at risk also. Ask the SCOTUS 'Foul Five'.
Suez? Did that area had such a strategic meaning as Suez? What is Reuters dreaming about?
"The worst thing marine life hates is mud and oil. They will simply die or disappear," said Ossie Fernandes of the Coastal Action Network, an umbrella body of environmental groups, fishing organisations, scientists and activists. "So, if you look at the entire biosphere, the project is the death knell."
Of course, they overlook the pollution created (both air and water) during the extra 400km that the ships currently have to travel. Oil leakage and Diesel fumes.
And silt eventually settles. Look at the recent tidal wave in southeast Asia last Christmas. Think that raised a bit of mud and dumped it at sea? This dredging will probably be a small fraction of that.
I'm beginning to lose count of how many of "one of the richest biosphere reserves in the world" there are. I know there is Brazil, and the central american jungles, and the Galapagos, and the Florida Everglades, and the Northeastern US Forest, and Hawaii, and New Zealand, and on and on and on! LOL! Never underestimate the extreme language of the environmental left...
BUMP & ping, for Gunga Din.
I'm impressed. To do this project in the U.S. this amount of money wouldn't even cover the environmental impact statement. Change the million to billion and that would be close to the cost if the project were done in the U.S. No wonder so many companies head to India.
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Note: this topic is dated 7/2/2005.
Why not, the Brits had a hedge built that crossed India to help collect taxes about the same time.