​Grass Slope Stabilization Initiative in Nilgiris

Recently, the Tamil Nadu state highways department has initiated a project to stabilize slopes along major roads using grass cultivation to combat soil erosion, targeting five vulnerable locations in Nilgiri that are prone to landslips.

Key Points

  • Innovative Slope Stabilization Method: Named as 'slope stabilization using soil nailing and Hydroseeding method,' the project focuses areas susceptible to landslides, necessitating unconventional slope reinforcement techniques.
  • Testing and Preparation: Before commencement, soil suitability tests were conducted along the slopes in the selected areas to ensure effective implementation of the project.
  • Soil Nailing Technique: Soil nailing, a geotechnical engineering method, involves inserting reinforcing elements into the ....

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