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Odisha: Geo-textile tubes: an innovative solution for coastal defences February 13,2020   |  Source: Orissa Diary

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd.), a leading solution provider of technical textiles for the Indian and global markets, held a press conference in Bhubaneswar on the success of Pentha Project which was completed within a span of 3 years(2013-2016) in Odisha. The Pentha project was a pioneering project in Odisha to use soft intervention technology with 3 tiers of geo-textile tubes, for coastal protection. The Geo-textile tubes helped in withstanding the extremely severe cyclones (viz ) ‘Phailin’ ,’Hud Hud’ and ‘Fani’ that hit the state of Odisha and its coastal neighbours . The geo-textile tube acts as a massive bund that can be used as a protective measure against tidal wave action due to cyclones or tsunamis. At the time of cyclone last year in the months of April 2019, the Pentha Village and the adjoining villages were not affected because of the existence of the Geosynthetics-Tubes.

Sharing his view on the success of the Pentha Project, Mr.Tiru Kulkarni, President Geosynthetics Division Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. stated, “The Pentha Project is a landmark project for Garware technical Fibres Ltd.; as this project had proved to be immense help for the villagers residing along the coastline. The livelihood of people based out at

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