To restore the shrunken sea mouth of Pulicat Lake and bring back its past glory, the government will spend Rs 94.75 crore on the project.
As per the proposal, two training walls, measuring 160 metres and 150 metres, will be built on either side of the bar mouth.
The island has five villages, Sathankuppam, Edamani, Edamani Colony, Rahmat Nagar and Pasiyavaram, falling under two panchayats.
Archita Raghu and Diya Maria George interacts residents and activists from Pulicat, Kattupalli and nearby areas whose lives and Livelihoods are endangered by the expansion of the Kattupalli port.
However, the SBWL has decided to establish a permanent monitoring mechanism to study the impact of these projects or any other large project on wildlife.
These three projects have already been reviewed and recommended by the Office of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden.
The local fishermen community, who speak Tamil, are forced to send their children to Arambakam and other areas, as the island lacks Tamil medium schools.