Tag: Pallikaranai Marsh
Continuing to build on wetlands
The recent #BethelNagar crisis exposes the double standards of government – first permit illegal construction on wetlands, then regularise and when courts come down heavily, penalise the buyers. Ultimately it is the people and ecology that suffer. #Chennai #Wetlands
Projects in suspended animation
Newspapers recently carried reports of a State Minister going walkabout to inspect unfinished civic projects. It is understood that the local population in attendance gave him an earful on the tardy progress, if it could be termed that. We, on the other hand, would like to commend the Minister in his having set out to…
Simple solutions needed for Pallikaranai Marsh
The State Government had in 2010 announced that it was handing over 150 hectare of the Pallikaranai Marsh to the Forest Department to ensure that it is protected as a natural ecosystem. However, subsequent actions appear to show that the State is planning a lot of construction in the area, ostensibly in the name of…
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