Debate Nammalariyanam

Will New Notification Destroy Our Coastal Region?

The Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) 2019 notification released by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest has relaxed the restrictions imposed for the construction activities along the coastal areas. The notifications comes at a time when the whole of Kerala has been alert to the movements taking place in the environmental issues in the coastal areas after the Alappad sand mining issue. We should examine the other side of the notification though it assures benefits for the fishermen community. Who will be the ultimate beneficiaries? Nammalariyanam.