Makkal Needhi Maiam gathering’s President Kamal Haasan has sent to the Expert Appraisal Committee of Union Environment service restricting infringement of the Ennore Creek due to the proposed development of Kamarajar port. Following is his official articulation… .
I was troubled to take note of that the matter of reevaluation of Kamarajar Port’s Phase 3 extension has been posted on the Agenda of the 31st gathering of your EAC on 30 May, 2018. The proposition is explicitly illicit, and perilous as it proposes to change over wetlands into modern land and coal yards, none of which require the shore front. The proposition can be suited somewhere else on dry land without obstructing the stream of water, infringing on wetlands or hurting the jobs of fisherfolk.
In January 2018, a 2-part sub-board of trustees went to Ennore to investigate grievances got. Presently, without distributing the report of the sub-comrnittee, the issue is being rethought. You might know that Tamil Nadu is right now in a condition of stun over the loss of 13 lives in Tuticorin. That encounter between the state and its kin was a consequence of unlawful and ecologically perilous choices —, for example, what is being considered for this situation. I encourage you to take people in general conclusion against any infringement into the Ennore Creek truly. The EAC has maintained significant respectability in taking care of this venture to far. The inability to distribute the report, and the sudden consideration of the venture for “reevaluation” is troubling and raises questions about the impact of personal stakes. I ask for you to defend the jobs of fisherfolk and the lives of Chennai inhabitants who remain to be hurt by shocking flooding if the Creek is additionally infringed. Asking for you not to think about this issue at this gathering, and first distribute the report of the sub-board of trustees and enable open to remark on the same”