Debate Nammalariyanam

Alappad: Struggle For Survival

The natives of Alappad have been observing strike for the past 70 days against the black sand mining, the practice which have continued for more than 50 years. They have been raising the slogan 'Save Alappad' for quite some time but no authorities have heard it or have taken any action against the mining. The organizers of the protest council claims that the village which earlier had a total area of 89.5 square kms, have been shrunk to just 7.6 square kms due to mining. We should know and address their struggle for survival. They have been demanding nothing but their basic right, to continue to live in the land where they were born. Nammalariyanam.