Study reveals Kerala tops in coastal erosion 41% of the coastal belt of Kerala is reclaimed and only 21% is recovered. The study was carried out by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change. The waves in the Arabian Sea are causing major erosion along the Kerala coast.
Thiruvananthapuram has the most erosion in the coastal districts of Kerala. Kollam and Ernakulam came second. The erosion is very low in Alappuzha and Thrissur districts.
From 1973 to 2016, it was found that 9,06,440 hectares of forest land was lost in the erosion. This was discovered by the Indian Institute of Science through Remote Sensing. Due to severe erosion, storage capacity in all dams in the state has come down by 22%.