The National Green Tribunal (NGT), eastern zone bench, declared the sweet water zones (SWZs) on the Puri beach in Odisha as specially protected ones on Tuesday. There are two sweet water aquifers on the beach.
These are unique as there are only a few places in the world where sweet water sources are located so close to the sea. Even the British were aware of their importance and wouldn’t allow them to be tapped.
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