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Coastal Environment Quality Management

Digha-Sankarpur Area

The Digha-Sankarpur area is one of the busy tourism areas of the state. The tourism is generally heavy (except during the monsoon months) and particularly so during the holiday seasons/periods and on week ends. Day trippers are also frequent in this coastal area. Since 2004 DSDA is the nodal agency for looking after the planning and development in the Digha-Sankarpur planning area, which is spread over an area of 8752.63 acres. It has 42 nos. Mouzas and is partly covered by three nos. of Gram Panchayets namely Padima-I, Padima-II, Talgachari-II. The total population is 50,000 (approx.).

There is no functional underground sewerage and drainage system with house connections and treatment facilities. Solid waste collection and sanitary disposal system are almost absent. Day trippers pollute the area indiscriminately due to inadequate civic facilities. Therefore a separate component encompassing-

1. Beach Cleaning and Sanitation

2. Pay & Use Toilets

3. Phytoremediation

4. Rehabilitation of unauthorised shop-owners

5. Renovation of Sewerage System

6. Solid Waste Management

7. Drainage System

8. Green Building at Hospital Complex