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RUBBER STAMP?
RTI and EIA collide at NIO
The National Institute of Oceanography has repeatedly attested that the Adani group's projects in Kutch would not negatively impact the region's ecology, but admits this only reluctantly. Kanchi Kohli reports.
Environment Environmental Law and Regulation GUJARAT Right To Info

ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER
AP coastal crisis leaves fishermen marooned
Moneylender troubles, a fast depleting catch due to reckless pollution, and displacement: it has been raining blow after blow on fisherfolk in Andhra Pradesh recently. Will a meeting with a cabinet minister fix things? Keya Acharya reports.
Environment Environmental Law and Regulation ANDHRA

ORNAMENTAL FISH
Fishy, with lots of money
Assam is blessed with more than 150 indigenous ornamental fish species, and these are found in abundance in its natural waters. Now, the government is trying to organise the market for these, and promote new businesses. Ratna Bharali Talukdar reports.
Economy RTI Law and Policy Society Films and Books ASSAM

SOCIETY
Lakshadweep's Muslim women conquer the Earth
By bringing the benefits and the knowledge of science to their people, Haseena and Tajunnisa have helped secure the future for the resources on which their families depend. Their home, Agatti, has, now become a model, writes Papri Sri Raman.
Environment Women

CONSERVATION
Legalising coastal destruction
Fishermen oppose a new notification by the Environment Ministry that would open up the coast to industrial development. Their state governments agree, but the Centre and the World Bank are pushing ahead nonetheless. Kanchi Kohli reports.
Environment Environmental Law and Regulation

FISHERWOMEN OF MUNDRA
Women warriors of the sea
Struggling to preserve their livelihood in the face of the rapid expansion of the Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone in Gujarat, the women and men of nearby fishing villages are trying hard to come to terms with a changing world. Geeta Seshu has more.
GUJARAT Women

LIVELIHOODS
Thirty years with a load of fish on her head
Crores of taxpayer rupees are spent by government institutes each year on fisheries technology and research. How much does this impact the lives of the average fish hawkers who vend on foot? Is there any impact at all? M Suchitra visited one Kerala hawker, at a coastal village near Kochi.
Livelihood Economy KERALA

FISHERIES IN KERALA
A floundering trade
Kerala's fisheries sector is heading for deep crisis. The sector is already in troubled waters due to over exploitation of marine wealth, unbridled mechanisation and debt traps. Now the clouds of impending import of fish are further darkening the horizon. M Suchitra and P N Venugopal report.
Economy KERALA

MECHANISED FISHING
Livelihoods caught in the nets
As the state clamps its annual ban on trawl boats along the Kerala coast, an old battle rages again, pitting traditional fishermen against trawl-boat owners who view the occupation quite differently. Each side feels that positive intervention by the state is required. M Suchitra and P N Venugopal report.
Economy KERALA
Mineral sand coast under threat
A recent Kerala government proposal for sand mining in Kerala's Alappuzha district has come under scrutiny from several quarters. Sreedevi Jacob reports.
Mining Environment KERALA
Big fish, little fish
Sunderban fishermen are caught between court directives and politicians limiting their traditional lives, and large trawlers that operate unfettered by those same overseers.
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