Villages on India’s Arabian Sea Coast Pay the Cruel Price for ‘Stolen’ Coastline

Tue, 2022-07-19 15:30

New Delhi: When the sea decimated her home, Mary Joseph had to move to a warehouse, a shelter she and her children now call over 20 other families displaced by coastal erosion in Valiyathura, a former port area in the capital’s Trivandrum. share with. of Kerala state.

Rising sea levels are one of the reasons people are losing their homes and livelihoods in the state, which stretches for some 600 kilometers along the southwest coast of the Indian subcontinent, but climate change isn’t the only culprit.

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