The Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNSCZMA) has approved the construction of the Kalaignar Karunanidhi Memorial proposed on Marina Beach.
Fishermen oppose amendments to Coastal Regulation Zone notification, cite damage to ecosystem, community displacement
The fishermen had demanded immediate withdrawal of the draft amendments made to the CRZ Notification 2019, to prevent further damage to the ecosystem and displacement of coastal communities.
Central panel, which had already turned down project, flags ecological concerns
Despite the frequency and magnitude of sea erosion increasing in recent years, locals allege no steps have been taken by the district administration to counter the impending danger.
The meeting was held earlier this month, after which repeated surveys and discussions with local communities began.
The final notification regarding coastal regulation zone (CRZ) will be given shape after seeking response from experts and public, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Currently, there is no provision for granting post-facto CRZ clearance and several high-profile projects that commenced work without obtaining the mandatory clearance were deemed illegal