ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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TAMIL NADU-Operation Marina and Struggle of Fisherpeople

TAMIL NADU Operation Marina and Struggle of Fisherpeople K T Thomson THE Tamil Nadu Public Works Department has of late worked out a programme for beautifying the Marina beach which is one of the important tourist centres in Madras city. This project which was a part of the Metropolitan Beautification Programme funded by the World Bank, required the eviction of fishermen from at least three villages (kuppams), viz, Mattankuppam, Ayodiya- kuppam and Nadukuppam. The fishermen of these kuppams fish very close to the Marina beach.

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