The Agriculture Engineering Department has created three paths to the sea at Pushpavanam, the fishing hamlet in Nagapattinam district, which was covered by mud, known as the marine ooze.
The Hindu on Friday reported how the entire village was covered with calcareous ooze, which was carried by Cyclone Gaja.
Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi told this newspaper that the objective was to ensure that fishermen had access to the sea.
“If there is rain, the mud will spill into the path. Since there was no rain we created more paths using earthmovers,” he said, adding that the Agriculture Engineering Department organised a mass cleaning of the village, where houses were also filled with the ooze.
Mr. Bedi said his department was ready to work with any non-governmental organisation to clean up the ooze if it was ready to provide technical assistance.