Development issues

Spreading the sails

Print edition : May 26, 2017

At Dhakti Dahanu, a fish landing site. Fishermen of Vadhavan and 12 other villages rallied together in December last year and prevented a government team from carrying out preliminary land surveys for the proposed mega port. Photo: Debi Goenka

The broad beach at Vadhavan protected by a belt of mangroves. This thriving mangrove forest in the inter tidal zone will disappear if the port is built. Photo: Debi Goenka

The beach site at Vadhavan where the port is proposed to be built. Photo: Debi Goenka

The Maharashtra government appears to be determined to build a port in eco-fragile Vadhavan against the wishes of the local people and in violation of coastal regulation zone rules.
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