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Is the deep water sea project in Kerala an environmental and livelihood threat?

Updated : August 19, 2019 03:49 PM IST

Ever since construction of the Rs 7,525-cr Vizhinjam port began four years ago, locals have been saying the port would cause largescale coastal erosion, and it’s already coming true.
The deep water sea port in 360 acres of land (of which 130 acres have been reclaimed from sea) will have the capacity to handle 80 per cent of India’s cargo.
The port requires a 3,000-metre long breakwater to shelter vessels from waves and currents, but with the construction of just 600 metres completed, the sea has been responding violently.
Is the deep water sea project in Kerala an environmental and livelihood threat?
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